At the beginning of the year, I posted a preliminary list of things I wanted to get done. (http://elisabethflaum.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/2014/) My main goal has been to finish things. 3 months later, I’d like to look at how I’m doing.
Here’s the essential list, copied from the earlier post:
Project 1 is the Dreamscapes revision. I started it; I’ll finish it; I’ll publish it.
Project 2 is either The Edge or The Way. These have each been declared done a dozen times. It’s time to give each one last read-through, one more turn at the wheel, a final breath.
Project 3 is the other one.
Project 4 is a new story.
Project 1 is complete. Dreamscapes is up on Smashwords. It has 38 views and one purchase. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/406665
Project 2 is complete. The Edge is finished and submitted to Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Project 3 is stalled out; The Way is going nowhere.
Project 4 is complete, or nearly so. It’s not really a new story, but an old one I had given up on and forgotten about, which was actually quite close to just fine. I finished it and will be taking it to my writers’ group for input. I plan to submit it after I hear back about The Edge.
In addition I wrote three and a half new pieces of fan fiction, posting two of them as well as an old piece that isn’t quite finished. (http://archiveofourown.org/users/Elwyne/pseuds/Elwyne) I wrote hundreds of words on The Way. I wrote 3 different versions of part 2 of that unfinished fic. I wrote hundreds of words chasing miscellaneous creative tails. I wrote a half-dozen blog posts. I have finished things. Not everything; but I have finished things. I have a half-dozen things I could do next. I have three out of four things done and it isn’t even time for Camp Nanowrimo yet.
So now what?
Q2, Project 1: I’d really like to finish The Way. I’m not going to force it, though. Leave it here and see what happens.
Project 2: I’d like to do something with this weird little fic I wrote in January. (http://elisabethflaum.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/work-in-progress-2/) Possibly two somethings. It has potential.
Project 3: I’d like to come up with a decent ending for the Doctor’s daughter fic I posted last month.
Project 4: Something new I haven’t thought of yet! :)
That should get me through the summer at least.