2020: Writing Goals for the New Year

For the New Year, I think it best to keep working on what I have already written, rather than start a new writing project. The first draft of M&M: The Tales of Tyrennia, Book II, is done and the first ten chapters are ready for beta reading. Therefore, a release of Book II looks rather promising.2020

My short story collection, that has been “on the back burner” for far too long, should be completed. I’ve decided to alternate between Book II and the collection. Edit a chapter, then edit a short story, then back to another chapter and so on. The shorts collection has seven titles, so it will be done relatively quickly and I can shift my undivided attention back to Book II.

I’m sure some minds are saying, “Shouldn’t this be titled ‘editing goals’ rather than ‘writing goals’”? Not in my case. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts long ago, I write bare-boned drafts (mostly dialog) and edit in an additive manner rather than a subtractive one. My first editing pass involves a lot of writing, like detailed descriptions, body language, ambiance, and the five senses.

On another note, I also plan on doing many more reviews this year. Of course I’m going to restrict them to books by Indie Authors.

Yes, I know these aspirations appear thin, but I believe in keeping things simple. I’ve found that when I set too large a goal and fail to reach it, I turn into my own worst critic.

What do you plan on writing about this year? Do you already have a work in progress? Are you already planning for NaNoWriMo 2020 in November or Camp NaNoWriMo in April?

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4 thoughts on “2020: Writing Goals for the New Year

  1. I think I may follow in my brother’s footsteps. I found the sitcom I was working on from, don’t laugh 3/2011 It has been misplaced since. I have drafts of 10 episodes. I was reading two of them to Kathy, Yotta and Jodie who started to share ideas with me back then. We all laughed so hard I couldn’t catch my breath. I am so proud of you I don’t have your imagination or smarts but I do have wit! your thoughts love wee

    On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 8:39 AM San Giacomo’s Corner wrote:

    > Ernesto San Giacomo posted: “For the New Year, I think it best to keep > working on what I have already written, rather than start a new writing > project. The first draft of M&M: The Tales of Tyrennia, Book II, is done > and the first ten chapters are ready for beta reading. Therefore” >

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  2. Not ‘thin’ in the least. These are realistic, constructive, and substantial goals. There is a lot in them Ernesto.

    For my part: I continue to work on a complete, normal style, autobiography (so far have only written as three memoirs). I am also progressing another short story in the Bitches series. In addition I have ideas and outlines for some other books. Of course, as with yourself, there is all the ‘peripheral’ writing to attend to and life issues to deal with.

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