31 December 2019

2019 Writing Goals Review

Well, the year is coming to a close today, and sadly, this year has been pretty disastrous. Several factors contributed to that, I imagine, but those just happen to be excuses for not reaching my goals. So, for now, we'll recap how things went against my 2019 goals. A follow-up post for my 2020 goals will be coming soon.

1. Publish my fifth Aston West series novel, Before the Dawn. I plan to complete a first draft by the end of May, so that I can work on edits and hopefully have it out to the public sometime by the end of the year. I have some momentum going on this one, so hopefully things will move according to plan.

Didn't finish my first draft by the end of May (or anytime this year), so didn't get the new novel published.

2. Publish my in-work "Demonkiller" WIP (which still needs a title). I would like to need to try and finish my edits by the end of March, so that I can get beta comments back in June, and then hopefully have this available by November in time for Air Cap Comic Con. This might be a bit sporty, considering how rough the first draft was.

Still only about halfway through my first round of edits on this one.

3. Complete the first draft of my in-work sci-fi suspense/mystery novel. I anticipate this being finished before the end of December at the earliest.

Didn't write a single word on this novel this year.

4. Write three Aston West short stories. I would like to finish these by the end of the year, and hopefully I can get back on track with my triple-shots (my most recent one featuring Sweet Embrace came out back in 2015). I used to be able to write these fairly quickly, and have gotten out of practice. So, here's hoping that I can get back in the groove.

Did complete the first draft of one of these stories, and started on a second.

So, as I alluded to, it was a pretty dismal year. Here's hoping this next year works out better.

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