We all have writing goals. . .
. . .so I thought it would be fun to see what each of my moderators are working on this year. Sometimes it helps to know you’re not alone with lofty goals and dreams. And it never hurts to have someone holding you accountable so that you can keep moving forward with your WIPs!
Enjoy and keep on writing!
I’m looking forward to a new year of discovering possibilities. I’ve had a tough 2018, I think many of us have, but I can’t let it diminish my spirit. SETSUKO & THE SEVEN SAMURAI, the Snow-White-centric edition of Good Tales For Bad Dreams was published, I completed the first of my DESCENT urban fantasy novel trilogy and started part II. So while still dealing with some pretty gnarly medical issues, I was able to follow my dream. You can too. Don’t let anything stop you! This year I plan on completing DESCENT II (the sequel), staring DESCENT III (the finale) as well as publishing the next entry or two in the Good Tales For Bad Dreams Series. I hope you all will stick with me while we take this walk together, on the dark side of make-believe.
See you on the SIA boards!
Tomas K. Grizzly
I'd like to get the first book of my fantasy trilogy, Eternal Defenders, through the beta stage and hopefully get it out into the world by the end of the year. Depending on how well that goes, I might spend some time working on the second book, which is already in its early first draft.
Riley Amos Westbrook
Last year was hard. It seemed like the world conspired to keep me from writing. From babysitting to medical emergencies, it seemed that whenever I had a free moment, someone else needed me. I'm hoping this year is a little easier, and that I don't have to step into any hospitals cause of loved ones.
I have so many goals this year, and I don't know if I'll make them all, but I'm going to give it my best shot. I have several books ready to be published, all I need is cover images and one last quick read through. They're already formatted and ready to go, but my other books have taught me not to rush.
Once I have that all together, I'll start recording audiobooks for them all. This is probably what will take the longest, as I'm still learning. I need much more ass to chair time at this stage. And then I'll publish them as I finish recording.
Here's hoping you hit your goals for 2019 as well! Keep being awesome and #SupportIndieAuthors.
2019 is presenting a new challenge for me. I have a friend who is a radio DJ and a minor celebrity in central Iowa. He's had a rather colorful life. He would like me to write his biography. We're still in the very early stages of the project and I'm not 100% convinced he's going to keep his passion for it. If he does, this'll be my major
project for the year.
Right now I'm working with a book(let) I've been dabbling on for a couple of years called "Things I've Learned As An Indie Author". There will likely be some short stories out this year, too. I'll almost certainly have some more Noah City stories out. I'm also messing around a little bit with the last two Happy Clown Burger books.
J. Daniel Layfield
I'm determined to get my current WIP published early this year. I'll be able to officially add "sci-fi" to my list of genres! Then I need to decide what project to work on next and get cracking on it. Since I'm so focused on finishing this book, I haven't put much thought into anything else, but I'm ok with that.
For me, my writing goals each year tended to be the same - get the dang book finished, edited, and published. This year, however, is going to be a bit different with a lot more going on. I'm working on a three book story, with book one having been finished the year before and book two about to be finished. Thus making my goals as follows: finish edits on book one, hire an editor to look it over, publish and advertise like crazy. Edit book two. Outline then begin writing book three. Keep advertising. I have this rather bad habit that once I publish a book I kind of, sort of, set it aside (in terms of marketing) in order to focus more fully on a new project. But definitely not with this book. With this book I'm going to work a lot harder to get it out there and get it noticed.
Ann Livi Andrews
Honestly, if I can get the finale to Rehab for Superheroes out this year, I will be the happiest author in the world. I am so ready to be done agonizing over it and move on to something a little more light hearted. But my kids thwart every plan I have to accomplish even the simplest of writing tasks. What’s the saying, if wishes were fishes? I don’t really know if that’s applicable here, but it sounds like something an author would say.