1 (other) novel begun
5 short stories written
46 short stories submitted
2 short stories accepted (both from 2011)
48 short stories critiqued for others
1 novel beta-read
50 books read
43 blog posts written
4 conventions/workshops attended: Rainforest Writers Village, Potlatch 21, Locus Awards, Norwescon
Published in 2012:
- “Feed the Meter” ~ 600 words, surrealism. Appeared in Comets and Criminals, May 2012.
Last year’s goals were to query agents with my YA science fiction novel, to start a new novel, and to write 12 short stories. The first two I accomplished, and then some: I have a zeroth draft (i.e. a very rough 50k, not yet fit for readers) of a space opera written. Progress on that novel came at the expense of short stories. I wrote 5, so a 42% success rate.
Writing goals for 2013
- Finish (first draft, beta readers, revisions) the space opera novel.
- Attend a non-local con.
- Develop an awesome idea for a new novel.
- Write at least one short story.
All of this may be overly ambitious, as other life goals for 2013 include defending my Ph.D. dissertation, finding a new job, and probably moving across a significant chunk of the country. But this is what I’d like to accomplish writing-wise in 2013, and I’ll try not to be too hard on myself if it doesn’t pan out.
Happy new year, folks.