Sunday, December 31, 2006

Fess Up Monday!

Did you write? Did you sell? How many words? Tell, tell tell!

The Global Existential Threat Level remains at GUARDED.

Happy New Year to everyone!

This is a milestone year for me, because this is the Year of my First Novel-Length Publication. You can all read BONDS OF DARKNESS from Liquid Silver Books on January 15th, or you can sneak a peak at

But of course, while that's pretty cool, I'm well into two new projects. What are you up to, this first day of 2007? What are your goals? Do you freeze up even thinking about that?

If you want a little hint in setting reasonable, attainable goals, check out FINDING FOCUS: MANAGING YOUR CREATIVITY from last autumn's newsletter. If you set an unreasaonable goal, you're just setting yourself up to fail. And that sucks. A good goal for 2007: avoid the suckage early and often.

On the blog schedule this week:

Tuesday: News 2 Use, everyone's favorite feature.
Thursday: A new Read This, with links to some good speculative romantic short stories available on the web…including MINE!
Friday: Romance and science fiction go out on another date in a new publication dedicated to speculative fiction.
Weekend: A new feature, From Other Shelves – noteable books outside our subgenres.

So I invite you, every Monday, to fess up. Did you write? Did you sell? How many words? Tell, tell, tell! Because if you write just 1,750 words a week, by this time next year, you'll have the first draft of a novel!


SpecRom Joyce said...

Project one is a Regency gothic: 6427 words into that.

Project two is…it's just weird: 3638 words into that.

My weekly goal is 5,000 words a week between both projects. I've always been a monogamous writer before. This will be interesting, having a main project and a mistress project!

Also, my tentacles in love story is still under final round consideration at Ideomancer, and the suspense, the suspense is killing me, baby.

Happy New Year everyone!

Anonymous said...

Nobdy's Hero: Contemp Paranormal: 20K into it, wrote 5k the other day, about to close up chapter three's last 2 scenes in an hour.

Yesterday I mapped out a new design for my website, and sent out the updates for the current site (which soon shall change).

Only other things left today:
1) Fix blogger so my Pen name shows (Ursula) instead of my real name &
2) work on some goals/biz plan for 2007.

And the cover art for Bonds of Darkness? Sweet!!! I can't wait to read it! Congratulations on a great year Joyce!

Anonymous said...

I did nothing this week but blow my nose (and the kids' noses) and take Tylenol.

Karen McCullough said...

I'm still recovering from the holidays! Got about 2K words written... Phooey. Goal is to do 1K words/day.