I’m already a month behind on my audit. I don’t really know what to make note of but I’ll throw some things out there.
I’ve failed writing everyday. I think it’s just too much of a lifestyle change. Trying to go from zero to sixty. So my goal now is to write every other day and if I can meet that as a baseline then I’m in a better position to move forward.
My personal opinion of the previous writing year isn’t very positive. I don’t feel like I did enough and I’m disappointed.
I’ve got a first-draft of a novel stuck at 41k. I’m very excited about the novel, but I dread moving forward on it so I’ve focused on writing short-stories and getting published. Neither has gotten me very far.
I’ve been in a slump since around October that I’m still fighting my way out of. I can’t say I haven’t written at all, but it’s been a much, much lower frequency than I would be happy with.
Since October I submitted 9 stories and had all of them rejected. So one goal for 2014 is to submit more than I did last year and – cross my fingers – get one of them published. I’ve got 27 stories in varying degrees of completion. Some worth finishing, others not.
I’m also disappointed with the number of books I’m reading, so I have a goal to get that number up as well.
So there it is, my writing State-of-the-Union and to mark the occasion I’ve just submitted a story for rejection. Wish me luck.