First off, before I get to anything else, I just have to share this. I went to the post office during the holidays and what did I find in my PO box?
In case you can't read it in the pic, the package is addressed to 'Ava March, Author-Under-the-Cupboards-in-the-Garage'. I seriously laughed out loud (and got a few odd looks from the postal workers). Many thanks to Chris for the gift, and for making my day. ((hugs))
Back to your regularly scheduled post. I tend to be rather type-A in everyday life, so of course I keep a writing schedule where I plan what I want to write for the year and track what I actually got done. For 2010, here's what got done:- From Afar (novella) - wrote in 2009, released 2/2010
- Deliberately Unbound (free short story) - wrote & posted 4/2010
- His Client (short novel) - wrote in 2010
- Bound Forever (novella) - wrote in 2010
- Pleasures of Somerville Park (free short story) - wrote & posted 9/2010
- Beyond Reckless (short story) - wrote in 2010, released 11/2010
- Back to You (novella) - wrote 16k/25k in 2010
Only 2 book releases, but I spent a lot of time writing in 2010. 2009 was primarily spent writing an Evangeline novel, and in 2010 I focused on Ava. As a result, I already have 2 books written that will be released in 2011.- His Client - January 11th
- Bound Forever - March 8th
What do I plan to write in 2011? I have a list of what I want to get done, but I've learned such lists tends to get jacked very quickly. Here's the definite will-write list:
- Convincing Leopold (novella) - due end of Feb, release likely in June
- Deliberately Bound (freebie) - April
- Back to You (novella) - finish by April/May. I've been writing this one on and off over the past few months. I wanted to get it done by the end of 2010....and well, that ties into my main resolution. But I will get it done by spring'11 - I promised Shawn I wouldn't leave Sasha hanging.
After that, I want to write the werewolf book I outlined months ago and also a prequel for Rys and Martin from Beyond Reckless. Both would be novellas. But I'll get to them many months from now, which falls into 'fuzzy schedule' territory. So I'm leaving them at the top of the 'want to write' list.
That leads into resolutions for 2011. Tops on the list?
- Be more focused. It's no secret I'm a slow writer, and the primary cause is my tendency to get....distracted. By everything. A shiny new book idea, the internet, TV, email, my internal editor from hell, and just plain stalling. In 2011, I need to use my time more wisely and stay focused on what needs to be done.
So that's a recap of 2010 and the plan for 2011. How about you? Any interesting resolutions or goals for 2011?
Happy New Year, and may 2011 be full of happiness, good health, and love!