What were your writing achievements last year?
I managed to complete NaNoWriMo for 2015 but I was hoping for more. I tried to update my blog twice a week but I fell out of routine, however I’m aiming to improve that this year
Tell us about your top priority writing project for this year?
Pushing Boundaries and Wrongful Assumptions, I tend to think about them as part 1 and part 2 of the same project
List 5 areas you’d like to work the hardest to improve this year.
01. Write two blog posts a week
02. Review one book a week
03. Write, Edit and Publish Pushing Boundaries
04. Write a first draft of Wrongful Assumptions
05. Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July
Are you participating in any writing challenges?
NaNoWriMo, but I’m hoping to improve my writing habits by writing more regularly
What’s your critique partner/beta reader situation like and do you have plans to expand this year?
I have a couple of writing friends I’d be comfortable reading my stuff, I also have my sister who likes reading my stuff (for some reason, no objection just confusing)
Do you have plans to read any writer-related books this year? Or are there specific books you want to read for research
01. Book in a Month: The Fool-Proof System for Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Victoria Lynn Schmidt
02. The Productive Writer by Sage Cohen
03. 90 Days to Your Novel: A Day-By-Day Plan for Outlining & Writing Your Book by Sarah Domet
Pick one character you want to get to know better, and how are you going to achieve this?
Justine, but I don’t really know how just yet
Do you plan to edit or query, and what’s your plan of attack?
I plan to edit, then get my editing friends to help me, then self-publish
Toni Morrison once said, “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” What are the books that you want to see more of, and what “holes” do you think need filling in the literary world?
There’s not a lot of books that feature characters with Autism or Aspergers that are processing the difficulties of a neurotically designed environment but are also successful, there’s also a lack there of characters that have Autism or Aspergers that identify as female, so I want to help add to the character representation database. I also want to have characters belonging to the GSRM spectrum and characters that are also Australian (but not in a stereotypical way)
What do you hope to have achieved by the end of 2016?
Have two finished manuscripts (one ready for publishing, one ready for editing) and I hope to have read at least 20 books by the end of the year
4 thoughts on “The Beautiful Books – Writing Aspirations and Goals”
Omg I TOTALLY agree with the lack of books about Autistic females. It drives me crazy…I look everywhere and all I can find are a few memoirs. 😥 I would definitely like to see more books about Australians, but even like…actiony books? I read a lot of contemporary Aussie books but we don’t seem to have anyone who’s writing magical or fantasy adventures with Aussie characters! IT IS SUCH A SHAME. *nods*
Good luck on all these endeavours. ;D They sound great!
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Naw thank you, I’m going to need as much luck as I can scavenge :D. I hope I can do the Autistic community justice (it’s something I worry about frequently). I don’t read a lot of Contemporary myself, though I am trying to improve on my knowledge of other genres outside of fantasy. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
These sound like some good goals! Best of wishes with them! Congrats on NaNo! 😀
Thank you, it’s still a continuing battle but then again all art projects seem that way. Thanks for stopping by 🙂