2018 – 1st Quarter Writing Updates

What a great start to the year…mostly. 🙂

It is that time again! Let’s how much progress I’ve made on my goals…prognosis not good but things are in the works.

Goals for my writing for 2018:

  1. Finish getting The Gate Trilogy Ready
    1. Book 2 – Publish Summer September of 2018 (The Nowhere Gate)
      1. Beta readers (First came back two are behind and I’ve scheduled a fourth)
      2. Schedule Cover Reveal (July 7, 2018)
      3. Create Landing Page
      4. Professional editor
    2. Book 3 – Publish Summer Fall of 2019
      1. Edit (April update: over half done!)
      2. Cover Completed
      3. Transcribe edits
      4. Beta readers
      5. Cover reveal
      6. Create Landing page
      7. Professional edtior
  2. Publish Audiobook
    1. Unfathomable Chance
      1. Release in 2018 – Release planned for last week in April!
    2. Zendar: A Tale of Blood and Sand
      1. Find voice
      2. Consider publishing 2019
  3. Focus on Unfathomable Plan
    1. Finish writing in 2018 (April Update: Half done)
    2. Start editing 2018
  4. Work on other writing projects after Unfathomable Plan is done.
    1. Temporum: The Four Seasons – Book 1
      1. Finish Outline
      2. Start Writing
      3. Finish Writing 2018 (On Hold)
      4. Edit
    2. 1001 Islands 2
      1. Finish Outline
      2. Start Writing
      3. Finish Writing 20##
      4. Edit
    3. Seven Eves – Alaskan Supernatural Crime Novel
    4. Demon’s Due – Paranormal Erotica/Romance
    5. Noble Chronicles Series (5 Books Planned)
    6. Zendar 2 (Added April)
      1. Finish Outline
      2. Start Writing (April Update: One chapter done!)
      3. Finish Writing 2018
      4. Edit
    7. Write Anthology Short Story – (Part of Gate) – Romance
      1. Written!
    8. Write Anthology Short Story – Epic Fantasy
  5. Consider Publishing Love’s Metamorphosis in eBook
  6. An Honest Misunderstanding
    1. Publishing on Wattpad in 2018 – To come out over the summer! 
    2. One Beta Reader is editing
  7. Editing Projects
    1. Red Door
    2. Truthseer
  8. Participate in NaNoWriMo 2018
  9. Keep up momentum on writing events, speaking events, and conventions.
    1. Book and Attended Steamposium
    2. Book and Attend Arctic Comic Con (April 2018)
    3. Book and Attend SenshiCon (September 2018)
    4. Book Read Alaska
    5. Attend Read Alaska
    6. Submit Application for World Con 
      1. If I get in Attend WorldCon in San Jose.
    7. Apply for Emerald City Comic Con (2019)
  10. Read 5035 books before December 31st

Writing updates:

Now I’m over 30,000 words into Unfathomable Plan but I’m loosing steam and getting distracted. Thankfully I got the audiobook done but between editing of the last book in The Gate Trilogy and writing a short story for an anthology (finished and edited!)…I’ve been busy! To complicate matters more I finished the outline for Zendar 2 and write the first chapter. So I’m going to let the writing muse push me towards Zendar 2 and try to finish at least one of them this year.

How is everyone else’s writing projects going?

Anthologies:

I’ve entered a romance short story anthology (10K-13K). Woot! I’ve also just entered and was accepted into an epic fantasy anthology. I cannot wait! The romance should be published later this year – the

Audiobook:

My voice for Diana is finishing up in the next week and then I’ll have the final copy. I should have an announcement out in the next few weeks on when it will be available. I cannot believe I’m less than 30 days from releasing my first audiobook!

Reading Goal:

It is my goal to read 50 books. So far I’ve completed 15 and about to finish book 16. Great start to the year!

Happy reading!

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