I think this year, when I forget to write 2014 instead of 2013, it’s going to be because I’m still in denial about it.
Anyway, what should I accomplish this year?
1. Get my newest book, REMEMBER, to the point where it can be beta read.
It’s still pretty rough right now (the first draft still isn’t done), so it will take a lot of work to get it there.
2. Start working on a (gulp) query for COLLAPSE.
I have a few rough copies, but I doubt any would entice readers. Ooh, this is the most terrifying goal.
3. Try to find some way to post my progress on my goals, both yearly and monthly.
I’d like to see how I’m doing and whether I need to work harder.
4. Read more dystopian/apocalyptic/paranormal YA.
For, you know, research. This is probably going to be an easy goal.
5. Think of ways to make my blog posts more interesting.
And implement them. That last “Informal Poll” thing was a huge bust. I have some other ideas in mind, but who knows if they’ll be successful.
6. Try to start a movement to simplify the English language.
Seriously, is the letter C really necessary? And don’t say we need it for the “ch” sound. We can use Q for that and not for “kw”, which is weird anyway. Every other use of C can be replaced with K or S. I’m also not a fan of using G for the “juh” sound, but one thing at a time.
7. Get over my doubts about selling an apocalyptic story in a glutted YA market and just DO IT.
I feel like this one is self-explanatory.
Well, it’s 2014. What are your goals?