Saturday, December 30, 2017

Wrapping Up 2017

Another year is almost over, which is weird and quick. It can't believe it's almost 2018. Some good things happened this year, but some bad too. I don't want to go into the details, but there were some hard things I'm still coming to terms with and I'm working on making some changes. Even if I haven't figured out what the changes are yet.

It's time to wrap up my goals from 2017!


Goals for 2017

Writing Goals –

* Revise first draft
* Send to critique partners
* Revise again
* Send to critique partners/beta readers
* Professionally edit/self-publish

*Finish first draft by May

“Summer of Lies”
* Revise first draft
* Send to critique partners
* Revise again

NaNoWriMo – November
* Write a new novel

Personal –

* Read at least 52 books
* Find a literary agent
* Make decision about becoming a foster/adopt parent
* Go on vacation somewhere!
* Finish cross-stitch farm blanket :)

I meant to rewrite the first draft of this novel, which I wrote during NaNo in 2016. But I never got around to rewriting more than the first 14 pages. My goal is to rewrite this novel next year and really put some good work into it, but I'll wait to share that with my new goals.

I started this novel in the summer, but I had a hard time writing it. (see below)

"Summer of Lies"
I really didn't do much writing this year. I had a few ides for the novel, but I didn't get a chance to implement them.

NaNoWriMo novel - "Nixie"
I started writing this novel during the summer, but it was a hard summer and I stopped writing it. I didn't have any motivation to continue writing it. I started writing another novel, but Nixie's story came back to me and I finally got a chance to finish writing her story. I'll hopefully get a chance to revise it next year.

I met Nichelle Nichols in May!
I didn't finish all of my goals, but I did accomplish some. I read 52 books, barely making it in the end! But I did it. I met Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura in original Star Trek, which was wonderful! I wrote my 14th novel, which is fantastic. I'm getting much closer to being published!

Here's a picture of the farm blanket I finished:

I hope your 2017 goals went well! I'll be sharing my goals for 2018 tomorrow.