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This is the time of year when I like to make all kinds of goals for the new year, and they usually include some writing goals. Anyone else been thinking about what they would like to accomplish next year?

Date: 2014-12-22 02:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ljlee
My writing plan for this year is to write an actual working draft of the first book in my series. Some of the 100K+ words I wrote during Camp NaNo this year may be salvageable, but I'm going to have to generate a lot of new material and the last quarter of the book will need a serious revamping. I've been doing too much research and planning for these books, and it looks like I'll have to start actually writing for the characters and world to come alive for me. And also to, you know, work toward an actual finished product. If I have a workable draft by the end of the year I'll consider it well-spent.

Date: 2014-12-22 03:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] intrigueing
I'm going to finish and post seven - count 'em, seven - of the fics I've outlined at the very least, plus one original short story.

I also have a bunch of non-fandom/non-writing stuff, but those depend on too many "what ifs" to count as solid goals.

Date: 2014-12-22 04:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chordatesrock
Okay, I'll bite.

My goal if my life falls apart, everything becomes completely unworkable, and I fail at everything: write something for at least half the Creative Jams over at [community profile] crowdfunding, even if I don't end up posting anything.

My goal that I think I can actually do: write another chapter of The Deadfic, do something for some of the Creative Jams, and finish a workable draft of what looks like a novella trilogy about Norse myth (SBTS, for the one person here who knows what that is). Also finish using TWML as a guinea pig for editing techniques.

My ridiculous stretch goal that I'll never manage to succeed at: finish The Deadfic, finish editing TWML, write something for every Creative Jam, finish the entire SBTS trilogy, finish my claim at [livejournal.com profile] au100, and get my backlog to the point where if for some reason I had to take a prolonged break from writing I could still post a short story every week for a year just to maintain a presence. Additionally, get to the point where I have my plot figured out for this other Norse fic about Loki, and the MCU fanfic with a similar premise. And get a workable outline for Sora's Story. Script the Norse comic. Write the sequel to TWML. Write a sequel to TRTYD. Create detailed outline for two more sequels to TRTYD. Finish MCU/Jak and Daxter crossover. Outline and finish ATLA/J&D crossover. Outline the one where Robin Hood has a dragon. Write an urban fantasy murder mystery because that idea still appeals to me even now. Finish a first draft of the fic about a holy war.

Oddly, this last list has me feeling very energized and I want to finish all these projects!!!

Date: 2014-12-22 05:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] agilebrit
My plan for next year is not as complicated as it sounds. I've got a bunch of shorts outlined. I have the beginnings of outlines for two novels.

I'm going to sit down at the beginning of every month and scribble the first draft of a short at a NaNo pace. Once I have an END at the bottom, I will then polish that while scribbling 1000 words per day in one of the novels. I may take Sundays off to recharge my batteries.

With any luck and determination, this will give me six completed shorts and two novel drafts by the end of June. (Understand that one novel already has about 30K words and the other has 10K, so I'm not exactly starting from scratch for either of them). I don't have a wordcount goal on either novel; whatever they turn out to be is what they turn out to be. Hell, I'll probably end up self-pubbing at least one of them anyway, though the one (with luck) will find a home at Rampant Loon.

That's the plan. We'll see if I can stick to it.

Date: 2014-12-22 11:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhampyresa
My writing goals are to write 500k+, post at least 12 fics and submit at least one thing (anything!) to publication/agents/whatever. In specific, I hope to rewrite that novel, finish this one, write that other one, hopefully outline the presumably-a-trilogy and do more research for that other novel. Not to mention short stories and fics.

Date: 2014-12-28 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kafkaesquely
I plan to finish the novella (?) I started for Camp NaNoWriMo 2013 (you talk about procrastinating?). I'd be happy if I only finished it. During that CampNaNo I planned as i was writing. Main events were already planned, tho. Anyway, there was a lot of fluff (my main character was a lesbian hired assassin, and part of the story was about her girlfriend finding out, but then forgiving her, so that needed lots of fluff). So I have to re-read everything that i wrote back then (which, luckily, is only 52.000 words), actually plan everything, write, and then REVISE. But also, write a few short stories for contests at college, and maybe some fan fiction? Also, I would like to write at least one script. My friends and I were talking about making a short movie, so that's a start.

Date: 2015-01-02 03:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] serria
I'm late to reply, but yes! My writing goals are... well, sadly the same as last year's. My master's program pretty much monopolized reading and writing for me. Luckily, this upcoming semester should be a lot less strenuous, and my program has made me more excited than ever about the genres I'm interested in (history and fantasy). Still, I know I'll need to set more serious goals for myself. Once I'm out of practice, writing becomes so difficult. I think if I could just force myself for even one week to write a certain amount each day, I could get back into it. Good luck everyone!

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