Happy New Year

So today is January 1st. Time for New Year’s Resolutions, fresh starts, and all that jazz.

I’ve been a real slug through all of December and I’m feeling guilty as hell, but maybe that guilt can motivate me now. I mean to write a lot this year. And to help give me incentive I’ve decided to keep a journal of what I’ve gotten done. I was going to start a new blog for it or something, but I update dragonchasers so infrequently these days that I figured I could do it here by just setting up a new category, which I have done. This is the first post tagged with it.

So what did I accomplish on Day 1 of the year, from a writer’s perspective? Well, for one I printed out The Fading Groves, which is the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. Second, I joined NaNoWriYe which as you might guess stands for National Novel Writing Year. It isn’t nearly as slick as NaNoWriMo, but some of the friends I made during WriMo have gone there and I went to throw my lot in with them. I’ve chosen the 250 thousand word tier. OK, they chose it and I followed along. 🙂
Third, I dug out No Plot, No Problem to refresh myself on the steps to take with your NaNovel once its rested a bit. Mine’s rested quite long enough. And lastly, I started to document the world that Groves takes place in. Need to get a concrete list of characters, countries, expletives, gods and goddesses and all kinds of good stuff.

New Year’s Resolutions:
To write at least 5 days every week (and preferably 7)
To be more active in OFF-SFF and do at least one critique/week.
To read more. In particular writing books, but books in general.

So that’s about it for now. Today was kind of a ‘setting up’ day since New Year’s really crept up on me.

Tomorrow the work starts.