First off, Happy New Year! I hope everyone is off to a good start. 😀
I’ve been cracking down on the manuscript, but some of these scenes have been putting up a fight. More effort than I expected them to, but that’s alright. We’re almost done. No sense in beating myself up about it.
Anyway, quick recap on last year’s goals before I get into my plans for 2019.
Goal #1: Review & Implement Select Beta Reader Feedback on TEROH.
I almost completed this before the end of the year. -_- Like I said, some of these scenes have been a bit challenging to get right, so I’m taking the extra time to do so. I’ve got 3 scenes left, but I don’t think they’ll be as challenging as the one I just finished up today; it was a completely new scene I added to show a development between two main characters that didn’t have the benefit of multiple editing passes before it.
I keep in mind that my manuscript starting out was over 216K words, but I’m sure there are things I can do to get more out of my time, as well—like limit my Internet use for “research” (*shifty eyes*)—so that’s what I’ll work on this year, now that I understand my full writing (and editing) process a lot better.
Goal #2: Write As Much of Revolutionary as Possible
I guess I should have added “plan” to that goal, but the good news is I took the time to plan out the main plot for Book II already—using voice recordings, nonetheless! (I still need to blog about that sometime.)
Otherwise, I did get about three and a half scenes written. However, Book I was my primary goal to finish last year, so I didn’t go too wild with Book II (yet).
Goal #3: Clean Up the House
I think with this goal, it was mostly about getting rid of a bunch of vintage and second-hand chairs I picked up on a whim a while back. I’m happy to report that those are gone now.
Well, the ones I didn’t already buy fabrics for.
Since I have a big project this year that’ll require a lot of funds, I’ll have to hold off on getting those upholstered. For now.
I didn’t paint the rest of my lower level, though. Honestly, I’m not even worried about that right now, lol.
Goal #4: Attend a Convention & Meet Some Dieselpunks!
I actually did this. Went to the local Comic-Con and met some other writers—one that I happened to be following on Instagram. It was cool. 🙂 I’m glad I went.
Okay, now for this year’s goals. Brace yourselves!Read More »