As this year ends, I'm looking forward to my upcoming writing year, and I wondered about what yours has in store for you. Mine's gonna be busy.
First there's the marketing of my writing book, Jump-start Your Novel with Kitty-cats in Action. There are a few more blurbs that I hope will come in, then I plan to print a bunch and let you know about it.
On the writing side, I've a bunch of rewriting ahead of me. My speculative thriller, We the Enemy,
is undergoing major surgery thanks to the input of editor Lou Aronica.
I've worked out all the plot changes, solved the logic problems he had,
and done serious character removal
Next on the rewrite list is my satire/urban fantasy, The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles
(no, I'm not obsessed with kitty-cats, their continuing presence in my
books is purely coincidence). My queries a year ago got several agents
to request fulls, and they all loved the writing. But the story didn't
quite get them there. Also, I queried an editor at a publishing company
who was interested because of the nature of the query
And a third novel is going to get a long second look. I posted the opening of Finding Magic here a while back for feedback, and then got involved with returning the primary protagonist's narrative to first-person. I liked the result, but it causes a key logic problem that I need to solve. If I can, it'll go to market next year.
So what are you going to be writing? I'd love to hear specifics in the Comments section, but at the least take a moment and choose a choice or two in the poll below.
Here's wishing you a hugely successful writing year. Flogging will continue next week.