Four or five
months ago, in an attempt to get my act together, I set deadlines to finish
five of my projects. Three of those deadlines
are this year. I want to publish Collection
X, my tenth short story collection, a collection of essays on building a lunar
base, which I’m still hammering a title out for, and Rediscovery, a novella I
started years ago about a writer rediscovering the world and her novels after
she lost her memory in a terrorist attack.
Altogether, I’m probably about 50% done on all of them, I just have to actually
finish the other 50%.
Great idea. Will I actually meet these deadlines? I guess only time will tell.
Each Election Year,
I’ve reread my old ebooks to update them or fix any typos that have managed to
survive all these years. I still plan to
do that this year, I just think that for my first ten or so ebooks – which I’ve
already done this to two or three times – it will be the last time. I’ll still update the front matter to include
new ebooks, but I think I’ll stop doing these four-year updates. They take a lot of time, time I need to be
writing new stuff if I’m to meet any of my deadlines.
Last year, I
started my Monthly Stories, where I posted a story on my website each
month. In 2024, I plan to continue
that. I also plan to start posting a
story each month on my Ko-fi account, largely because I’m not sure what else to
do there. The Monthly Stories are
stories I come up with and write that month, while for Ko-fi I’ll repost
stories, or write some and hold on to them for a few months.
I guess the last
goal I have for this year is to submit some stories to magazines or
websites. There is one site I know I
want to submit to, and I’d like to submit to at least two other places. We’ll see.
Well, to meet all
of these goals, I need to get writing.
Wish me luck.