The end of this terrible, stupid fucking year is almost done, which means beginning next month life will be wonderful and fun again, right? Maybe. Probably not. Regardless, it's a good time to set new goals as a writer. I was curious...
What are your writing goals for 2018?
What do you hope to do more of? What do you hope to do less of?
What are your recent fears, concerns, etc., about writing and anything else?
What is the one book you want to read in 2018 you've always wanted to but for whatever reason haven't gotten around to it yet?
What new book coming out in 2018 are you most looking forward to?
Goals: Finish a book I'm working on. Get another one I've finished published.
Do more of: I wanna read through all the damn books I've bought.
Do less of: FB/Twitter, all that stuff. There's really not much joy or fulfillment in it for me these days.
Fears/Concerns about writing: That I'll never find a group of other writers who I really like and get to see in-person often.
The one book for 2018: I'm gonna cheat this one a little. There's a local dude, super nice guy, wrote a few books of poetry. I just found out he died last summer. So I want to read a good chunk of his stuff.
New 2018 book: Adjustment Bureau by Chuck Palahniuk. What can I say, I'm a die-hard.
watching Vikings now
Eliminate science fiction from my work load, and focus on just becoming a better writer. I only ever really got into Science fiction largely reluctantly anyway, and Wattpad's Hard Science Fiction is coming across the same way Literary Fiction used to.
I want to keep up the same steady stream of output and try to not get disheartened by writing a massive work in isolation with only my neurotic, self-deprecating mind as an audience.
More writing, freely, without constant self-doubt. Less doubting.
Money. Some idiot ran a stop sign and destroyed my car. No license, no insurance, unregistered car. I didn't have collision because my car was a '97. Now I have a 2016 car and car payments and higher car insurance payments and student loan payments. So now comes the depressive "I should just stop wasting my time on writing and put my energy into getting a paralegal certificate already..."
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. I own it now. Not having the book was the primary obstacle before. I'm doing a 20 book reading challenge on Goodreads, which has sadly been making me avoid longer books. I should just read it.
I'm not in the loop with new fiction. I live in 19th century German and Russian fiction. I want to read Comey's book though.
For 2018, looking to finish my latest book, d3vils. Once that's in the can, I'm hoping to find an agent for it to see what's out there.
I'm late to the party, but why not?
What are your writing goals for 2018? Just to get some writing done, to get paid at least a little.
What do you hope to do more of? Being productive. What do you hope to do less of? Blowing it off and wasting time.
What are your recent fears, concerns, etc., about writing and anything else? I'm afraid that my diabetes will kill me, like super soon.
What is the one book you want to read in 2018 you've always wanted to but for whatever reason haven't gotten around to it yet? I can't really think of any. I guess Ender's Game, but that is more something I want to get the references too than something I want to read.
What new book coming out in 2018 are you most looking forward to? Adjustment Day.
My goal is to keep kicking ass and taking names. I got stories coming out in a bunch of anthologies. My novel KIND NEPENTHE just won The Maxy Award for Best Suspense Thriller, it's been up in the Amazon Bestseller ranks several times, is getting fabulous reviews, and has gotten great blurbs from Richard Thomas, Suzy Vitello and Ray Garton. I'm working on a new novel and hope to have a rough draft done by August.
I want to read the newest books from Irvine Welsh, Charles Frazier, Chuck Palahunik and Paul Tremblay, all of which just came out.