May was a rather hectic month, with SoCNoC Preparation, Creativity Workshop and other personal issues going on within the family and life. Boy, I am pleased they are now all behind me and working towards my next goals.
# Get Chrystias finished off and start looking around for a publisher / agent for it. – Lee is reading this at present, and I am eagerly awaiting his response. He has already told me that the start of the first book is wordy, but I already kind of knew that. Still, he is reading it. What more can I ask for now.
# Get Kings Queens and Noblemen edited to the second edit – with a view to getting it finished by the end of the year – I haven’t been very vigilant about editing this, only because I wanted to give myself a break between editing Chrystias and this one, but I am hoping to start seriously looking at this one this month.
# Create more short stories and really start to focus on developing this skill further – Working on this creativity workshop, I actually have two short stories done this month, neither of them are finished, but one is going to be used or incorporated in my SoCNoC novel. The other one is a gothic tale that I will continue with at a later date.
# Get one short story published (in a magazine / e-zine) (something other than my own blog site!) – Red was crittered, and I have to find time now to work on this. The anthology I want to get this into closes in October. My time travel story was declined, but I can see why and it didn’t have anything to do with grammar! It is one that I will work on later, I have some new ideas for that one anyway.
# Finish off some story ideas and start writing the next novel – the first draft to be completed before the end of the year (2010) – Today is officially the start of SoCNoC, so I am getting ready to write .
# Encourage some of my writing friends – Gareth sent through another part of his novel, so will get onto that. Lee has sent through some proofreading, which I need to pull my finger out and start doing.
After all the hassles and stresses of May, I am looking forward to settling into a month of writing solidly. Medusa is really coming alive for me and I want to see this story get published. It is too early at this stage to make those kind of plans, but I think this could be the breakthrough novel for me.