Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Writing Outlook

I thought I'd spew out my writing goals for the next few months so I can get them all straight--I've piled a bit more onto my plate than usual, ha! Not that I'm complaining. Always nice to have a project going, and then Query Armageddon will commence.

Finish EMPIRE OF CRANES AND SPIDERS, draft one. I have 2.5 [long] chapters left on this! I also finished my loglines and elevator pitch, but am still working on the query pitch.

Make final edits for FOLLOWED BY FROST, draft four. I need to read through it with the mental note to connect my theme, especially. (Juliana Brandt is a great CP, btw.)

Shop FOLLOWED BY FROST to small presses. Fortunately I got the 2013 Writer' Market for Christmas, so these guys will hopefully be easier to find.

Revise THE TASTE OF ANGELS, draft one. Then send it out to beta readers. (I have my pitch just about done for this one.)

Revise EMPIRE OF CRANES AND SPIDERS. Send it to beta readers, too. 

Start outlining THE PAPER MAGICIAN. This will be book #9 for me, and I want to try it the Save the Cat way. It will probably be a young adult. Will probably do this simultaneously with my ECS edits.

So, that's the plan. I hope to be gung-ho and start writing book #9 in April. Whether or not I get a full-time job (I had a pretty good interview yesterday!) will affect my writing productivity somewhat, but we shall see.


  1. Can I say I love your titles. Each one brings up vivid images and makes me wonder about the story.

  2. Great goals, Charlie! With your kind of determination I don't doubt you'll accomplish them, too. Happy writing / revising / editing / shopping! :)

  3. Wow, girl! That's some serious goal making! Good luck. You can do it!!!

  4. Fantastic goal-setting! You've a lot going on. Best of luck to you in all of these publishing / writing endeavors. :)

  5. oh my gosh! You are SUPER WOMAN! Love your goals! I know you can do it!

  6. I'm jealous. You get so much done. Good luck with everything this year.