The end of a short month, but I still managed to get quite a bit done. I am feeling really positive about my writing at the moment, as you can tell through my blogging. I have made new friends. I have tentatively started looking for publishers, but the first place I checked out wasn’t interested in Fantasy in NZ (doesn’t believe there is a market for it… Lets prove them WRONG!)
# Get Chrystias finished off and start looking around for a publisher / agent for it. – Editing this time around has been a lot of fun, and I must admit the story is getting rather good. I am paring it down so it doesn’t seem like a rather large tome, but I am getting ideas for follow on stories…
# Get Kings Queens and Noblemen edited to the second edit – with a view to getting it finished by the end of the year – Haven’t started this one.
# Create more short stories and really start to focus on developing this skill further – Three short stories this month – one as part of the Picture Paints a Thousand Words challenge, which was moderately successful. Also finished my vampire story and a piece of flash fiction about a mothers love.
# Get one short story published (in a magazine / e-zine) (something other than my own blog site!) – I haven’t actively pursued this this month as I am in the middle of getting publicity organised for the last one!
# Finish off some story ideas and start writing the next novel – the first draft to be completed before the end of the year (2010) – I haven’t written any more on Medusa’s garden, only because I have been quite focused on editing and promotion work.
# Encourage some of my writing friends – I made a new blog friend with the Picture Paints a Thousand Words challenge, plus I have also been more into the Masters of Horror Site creating new friends through that. I am trying to be constructive in what I tell people and also positive, although sometimes I do hear myself getting negative. I am trying really hard!
So roll on March – wonder what that month will bring…