Thursday, April 02, 2009

Didn't Forget Those Goals

I haven't listed my writing goals for this month or last, not because I'm not writing, but because my projects have grown ever more complex now that I've got more than a few contracts under my belt. I spent a lot of time last month doing promo over at Coffee Time Romance, but I also completed the first draft of my science fiction romance.

That done, I'm allowing it to cool before I start revisions. I have to lengthen it up a bit, which means coming up with a lot of new scenes that I'll have to outline, then write, while merging them into the completed draft.

I'm also waiting for a galley, edits and word on a submission. All of these are short stories. So, while I wait, I'm working on an outline for a new post Civil War full-length story staring characters from my young adult Civil War romance Under the Guns. UTG is a story I wrote many years ago and is now out of print, but this new story will be a stand-alone, as well as an adult romance since the characters are now full-fledged adults, so readers won't have to have read the first book to follow the story.

I've decided to devote the month of April to completing this outline. Then I'll give it a rest while I get back to that sci-fi romance. During the summer, I plan to write the first draft of my new story.

So, I do have definite goals and am looking forward to completing both the sci-fi revisions and the new first draft by the end of this summer.


Hywela Lyn said...

Looks like you're really busy Susan, congrats on getting so much done. I'm really looking forward to hearing more about your futuristic!

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Sounds like April will be a busy month for you! But it sounds like a good kind of busy!

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks for visiting Lyn and Nicole. I'm compartmentalizing my writing time and am convinced I'll get everything done.

I'm also looking forward to getting back to that sci-fi next month. But I've decided I definitely will not peek. LOL.