Monday, December 28, 2015

Wrapping Up 2015

Another year is over? Let me check my calendar, that can't be true. Oh, I guess it is! :) It's been a busy year and it's time to wrap up what happened this year with my writing goals!

Goals for 2015

“Nothing Left to Lose”
* Complete first round of revisions by February
* Send to critique partners
* Revise again
* Query/consider self-publishing

“Silent Beauty”
* Query another round of agents
* Consider self-publishing
* Hire editor/cover designer

“Cold to the Touch”
* Finish first draft by April
* Revise and consider submitting to small publishing houses

NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel

Personal –
* Read at least 50 books
* Find a literary agent
* Learn to drive a manual
* Attend a Writer’s Convention

"Nothing Left to Lose"
I finished a rewrite of this book in April, but I'm not still not too sure how I feel about it. I made a major plot change and reworked one of the characters, but the story is still pretty rough.

"Silent Beauty"
I'm still very dedicated with this one! I entered it into a contest in February and had a few requests. Still waiting to hear back from one of them and a few other full requests. I'm really crossing my fingers on this one! It's my favorite book I've written to date and it's the one that I really want to get published. :)

"Cold to the Touch"
For now, I've put this book away. It was YA Science Fiction and not my normal genre I write. I might pick it up again, but for now it will sit uncomplete.

NaNoWriMo novel - "Summer of Lies"
I actually started this one in July and struggled for months to write it. It's the hardest book I've had to write, but I did finally finish it in November. I may try to revise it next year, but I'm not sure yet.

My baby sister and I
While I may not have finished all of my writing goals for this year, I did read 54 books, beating my goal of 50 books this year. I've had four different jobs just this year, so I'm really proud of what I did accomplish with my writing. I did learn to drive a manual! I'm awful at it, but I now know the basics of it and I've made it up 35 mph while driving it. (But only in the parking lot, I'm not ready for real streets.)

I hope your goals from 2015 went well! I'll be sharing my new goals on Thursday. Have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on all that you have achieved Krista. Especially on the writing front. Just keep moving forward.