InkStains isn’t over yet. Today is 22 Dec 13; I have 10 more stories to write this year.
But what will I do next year?
I can’t do another story a day project. I’d hate to repeat myself. Also, realistically, not all of these stories are good (some I think are excellent). I can’t do anything with a great many of them (unless they’re all to be collected together). In fact, I’m open to suggestions. Should I submit the project to a publisher? Big or small? Release them one month at a time for the Kindle? I don’t know.
What I do know is this: In 2014, I need to focus my attentions and efforts on projects that can’t be mere exercise. So I will write a novel.
Not one novel for 2014. And certainly not one novel per day.
But this is my goal: one novel a quarter. First draft and revisions. Actual dates don’t matter; if I finish the first draft of one in four weeks and don’t go back to revise it until four months later, so be it.
I want novels I can submit and sell.
One will be the third DarkWalker novel. Obviously.
One may be a Midnight novel.
I have good ideas of what the other two may be. I have more than two contenders for those spots. Indeed, the first will involve a Greek myth but take place in the modern world.
2014: The Year of the Novels