For the month of June, I’ve decided to participate in Em Rowene‘s #JuneWritingChallenge19 — though not on Instagram (I don’t have an account there). Instead, I’ll be doing a combo of blogging and Twitter/Facebook. I think it’ll be a fun endeavor and I’m looking forward to each day, even though I’m off to a sluggish start. With luck, it’ll give be the drive to stay focused and really cross off some writing-related projects on my to-do list.
Day 1: June Writing Goals
I have a ton of goals for the month. The biggest being the continued work on a series of prequel short stories for my sci-fi novel, Heritage Lost. Currently, I’m wrapping up story one of the series called The Resnik Days, but I have two more (hopefully less extensive) shorts planned. This is but a small portion of the work I have planned throughout the month of June for what I’m tentatively calling the Heritage Verse.
I’m also implementing final revisions from my editor on Heritage Lost and am beginning the formatting process for that book. While I’m still waiting on a response from a partial manuscript request, I want to be proactive start prepping the book for an indie release should that be the route I take. I’m still trying to be optimistic about the agent wanting more; however, I also don’t want to sit on my laurels.
In the background of that, I also want to get the bulk of my marketing binder done and printed. Once again, I just want to be proactive.
I also hope to visit my historical fiction novel, Under the Black Oak, even though I plan to make it my July focus during Camp NaNoWriMo. I’d rather ease back into that project rather than dive in cold during that event; I believe this will improve my success rate.
These four areas (short stories, Heritage Lost edits/formatting, marketing binder completion, and reacquainting myself to Under the Black Oak) pretty much summarize my writing goals. Though, I have to say I also want to adopt a more productive writing regime, including writing almost everyday. I was doing good, but fell behind. So here’s crossing the old fingers that I can shake of the rust and pump out words while crossing off goals.