# Get Chrystias finished off and start looking around for a publisher / agent for it. – Guess what! I finally got this finished! Yahoo! I have spellchecked and grammar checked it and sent it away to three friends and another person, who is reading it for the purposes of possibly publishing it. We will have to wait and see.
# Get Kings Queens and Noblemen edited to the second edit – with a view to getting it finished by the end of the year – I actually edited two scenes out of this story this month, but I will put it on the back burner for May, only because I want to focus on something other than editing. Mind you, this one should be quicker and easier because a) have already edited a novel, b) this one is smaller and c) my writing style has improved!
# Create more short stories and really start to focus on developing this skill further – I finished off a short story I started a coupe of years ago and even submitted it to an anthology – haven’t heard anything back yet. Fingers crossed.
# Get one short story published (in a magazine / e-zine) (something other than my own blog site!) – Red is going through Critters this week coming, then once I have some feedback, will submit it to an Anthology
# Finish off some story ideas and start writing the next novel – the first draft to be completed before the end of the year (2010) – OK, I started working on a second novel that I have been toying with, tenatively called Earthspirit. I am currently writing a small introductory piece to each chapter, that will hopefully tie the story together as well as explain why certain aspects of the story too. Bit complicated to try and explain, lets just say that I am working on it.
# Encourage some of my writing friends – Haven’t critiqued anything this month, only because I am trying to get Chrystias finished.
May is Preparation Month at KiwiWriters because June is SoCNoC (Southern Cross Novel Competition), so hoping to get a bit of Preparation ready.