First, let’s get this out of the way: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Now let’s get down to business. Last year was a big one for me. I finished NaNoWriMo. While I am not finished Daddy’s Little Girl, I did reach the 50K mark by the end of November. While there were no prizes other than the feeling of accomplishing a monumental task — I did download the winner’s certificate and will be displaying it on my cork board shortly — completing NaNo was a pivotal moment in my budding writing career. I proved to myself that I have the endurance to write a long body of work.
I want to write novels. Now I know I can write novel-length works. Now I didn’t say the work was salable. It’s nowhere near ready to get out the door. But it is a start and that is what makes me happy. In addition to working on some shorter works, I have both Daddy and Racing the Rain to finish. By the time NaNo rolls around this year, I should have two completed first drafts sitting in the in the cooker, ready for rewrites. Then I will turn my attention to Mother of Tears, which will continue where Daddy left off.
At least I am starting off the year with a road map for completing my bigger projects. Now, I can turn my attention to the 50 or so smaller projects all clamoring for my attention.