My writing projects and goals for 2018
- New YA story Creature Hunt on Planet Toaria. I managed to complete the first draft at 29,633 words and it is now in the hands of two beta-readers, I am confident will assist me in the line edits etc. I am now compiling chapter header ideas for my illustrator and have to come up with an image for the cover. Hopefully this novella can be launched in late spring.
Just so you know yes that’s a real plant I am standing beside!
I was undecided on which of three manuscripts I should return to this year. The plan is to launch in the autumn/fall one novel. In the end I asked for help from facebook connections and they voted for their favorite based on short descriptions.
1) Life in Slake Patch – speculative fiction set in a world where men & women live separately with only one day a week visiting. POV of a young man.
2) Willow Tree Tears – western romance. Champion barrel racer falls for an Italian but her long time ‘friend’ has other plans.
3) The Giving Thief – suspense. A young man flees to the forest to live as a hermit after murdering his older lover.
The votes are in and it is Life in Slake Patch.
This novel began life as a NaNoWriMo back in 2009. Yes that long ago! It was my first ever NaNo and the first time I had written anywhere near that number of words. Prior to that I’d managed maybe four to five paragraphs. So it was a huge commitment and a stressful one (not helped by my old laptop crashing and loosing a day’s writing! – yes the air was blue.)
I have returned to this manuscript numerous times making revisions, editing and adjusting it with great insight from several Writer in Residences at my local library.
Now is the time to let this story out into the world.
What are your writing plans/goals for 2018? Care to share?