Breaking the Author – Week One

It’s the end of the first full week of 2016, which means it is time for my Week One update!

I don’t have a daily update or anything fancy like I did last year, so instead of giving you a day-by-day breakdown of how much I wrote or edited or whatever, you’ll get a quick rundown of what I’ve been working on during the week and then I’ll update my Goals with completions marked as strikethroughs!

So in my first week, I maintained my blog schedule of a Thursday posting and a Sunday posting. The slight change to the Thursday post will likely continue going forward, being more editorial than motivational.

I edited two short stories and submitted them for publication consideration. A sci-fi tale to an anthology and a fantasy romp to Tor.com.

I organized the shapeshifter novella into one long document, delisted it from the blog, and began preliminary reading and edits.

1. Edit the three novels and two novellas from last year.
– Gridfall (novel)
– Triple T (novella)
– Shapeshifter (novella) PROGRESS BEGUN
– Avalon Circle (novel)
– Savage Duty (novel)
2. Self-publish one of the novels and both novellas.
– Triple T
– Shapeshifter
– Savage Duty
3. Submit other two novels for regular publishing consideration.
– Gridfall
– Avalon Circle
4. Continue a weekly Editorial and Update schedule on the blog for this year’s challenge.
– One Week Successful
5. Get started back up on a weekly novel or novella posting on the blog.
– Sequel novella to shapeshifter currently planned for a little later in the year.
6. Submit a short story a month.
– Two in January
7. Write at least one short/flash story a month.
– January Story Not Started
8. Write the next part of the Shapeshifter novella series.
– See Number 5.
9. Write the first novel of the new trilogy in the Shades series.
– Not begun.
10. Transcribe the partially-completed coming-of-age fantasy story that only exists in notebooks. Finish the novel.
– Not begun.

So far this year has been a little hectic, but for reasons totally outside of my control, both in my personal life and in my day job. I am looking forward to putting all of these outside things behind me and really digging deep over the coming weeks to knock out all these goals!

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As always, follow me on Facebook and Twitter with #breakingauthor. Keep on striving for those goals.

And always remember to write the hell on!

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