I originally intended to write & post this last month, which probably would have made more sense. But then, as I alluded to in my last post, things went more than a little sideways on me and I’m only now beginning to get my feet under me again.
With that in mind, I want to try making some lists for myself covering more specific ideas about what I want to work on throughout 2020, the commitments I have and what my overall priorities are. Granted, at this stage, I almost have to write off January and February but I can at least use what’s left on this month to get myself organized.
Long Term Projects
- Organize House Valerius notes.
- Revise books 1 & 2.
- Plan book 3 properly.
Naturally enough, my long term projects all revolve around my House Valerius world. Given that I have seem to have stalled on book 3, but being unwilling to give up on it, I want to try going back to the beginning and see if that helps me find my way forward.
- Short Story
For as few as I’ve done, I do enjoy running interviews and I would like to do more. Ideally I’d like to do one a month; although that is dependent on me reaching out to people, asking if they’re interested and then following through with an appointment. So that’s something I ought to be working on.
Similarly, I’d like also like to get into the habit of a having a new short story posted on here each month. I think this would; a) give me practice in working to a deadline, b) give me practice in working on smaller (and potentially different) pieces, and c) help me get used to people reading what I write.
- Booknest Reviews
- Author Toolbox posts
Even before the events of last month, my intention was to do my best to put both family and my own well-being first. And with everything that’s been going on, it’s only made the importance of this that more apparent.