Monday, January 08, 2018

Write Stuff #2 - Progress

Week of January 7 to 12, 2018
Write Stuff - Current Projects, Goals, and Celebrations.

My weekly writing goal for January is to compose a short story each week of around 5,000 words. So 1000 words a day is my target. If I miss a day, no biggy, the goal is 5k/week this month.

UPDATE for last week: I wrote a short story of about 5,500 words. So mission accomplished!

Long range, though, this translates to 60,000 words over the next three months. And since I'm about 20,000 words into book two of my "Mack the Magical Cat" cozy mystery series, my plan for February and March is to complete that short novel and publish it in April. You can read snippets of it at #WIPSnippet.

Last week I said I was going to focus on craft this month so I can submit January's short stories for publication. And I joked I would not write any silly space monkey pirate stories. ;) But I take that back. If I can sneak one more space monkey story in, I'll have a collection and will publish that later this month.

Why? Because of another challenge I think I'll take up. May not hit it exactly, but another writer posted an idea that I liked - publishing some project every two weeks for a total of 25 books or collections or short stories in 2018. That would be way cool. Two projects a month.

I already have an Amish romance novel nearly completed, so that could go up by the end of January. And if I finish my space monkey pirate collection, that will go online in a week or so. Boom, baby! Two projects for sale in Janaruay. Imagine 25 new books in my online bookstore by the end of the year!

I'm imagining it and going to work at making it a reality!
Thanks for reading. By the way, want a free ebook? :)

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