Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Suddenly it's 2010. A new year to be conquered! I need some goals! I suspect this is going to be the Year of Editing.

2010 goals:

Find an agent
Become eligible for SFWA
Write one novel
Write six short stories
Sell six short stories
Finish writing the swashbuckling fantasy
Revise Bell-Men
Revise The Dragon Whisperer
Revise The Price of Justice

I think all these are perfectly doable. Note how I cleverly avoided pinpointing how I become eligible for SFWA. Either I can sell a novel to a SFWA approved publisher, or I can sell three short stories to SFWA approved publishers. It's all good.

I'd like to add "finish Little Sparrow" to the list, but I don't want to make it too long. If I can get to Little Sparrow, great. If I can't, I'll finish it in 2011.

I'll also be reading 50 books in 2010, ten of them small-press published books if I can manage it. And of course I've started my usual diet, which will hopefully last longer than last year's diet lasted (about four days) because I've got some really cute clothes in the back of my closet that I can't fit into and I'd like to wear them again, dammit.


Jamie Eyberg said...

Good luck with the goals. Of course, when you have skills like you have you can make your own luck. Have fun with the diet.

Aaron Polson said...

Best of luck with those goals! I think 2010 is going to be good.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jamie--Aw, shucks, thank you. :)

Aaron--I think so too!

Fox Lee said...

Fuck. I forgot that I had to be ambitious in January ; )

K.C. Shaw said...

You can be ambitious in February instead, if you like. :)

Cate Gardner said...

Shush... Don't say the 'D' word. As I've been ill over Christmas, I have a house full of chocolate and I'm wondering how I'm going to get away with eating it now that it's officially January 2nd.

I hope 2010 finally brings you a much deserved agent.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better, and the chocolate will only do you good at this point. Eat a piece for me. :)

LMEighmy said...

Speaking of goals for 2010, I need to think about what mine are. My new story is my top priority. Other than that, I have several novels I would like to revise and edit. I also want to start writing more short stories...some about my new characters.

Good luck to both of us! :-)