Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 - A Half-Year in Rewrite

I have to say, I don't quite take New Year Resolutions. When it comes to writing, I work with slices of six months, and my 'year' starts with November. I begin by accomplishing something crazy with NaNoWriMo, then I settle down and work out what I want done by the end of the winter semester (end of April). It's a schedule that fits the rhythm of my life better than January, in no small part because of the intensity with which I dive into NaNoWriMo.

So what is in store for this half-year?

Rewriting. I'm working hard on WHITE ECHOES (a title which is incidently becoming less and less appropriate) and I am aiming to have a solid (plotline-wise) version of this story by the end of February. I also have two short stories I want to rework hard on and try to publish. These two are in French, though, and it would be nice to write a third, in English.

Last, but not least, I need to double the amount of novels I read. My TBR pile is way too high, and I was given even more books this Christmas. Not to mention I ordered three books on writing yesterday...

In short I have another busy year ahead of me, but I will be the first to admit this is how I like it. I enjoy the occasional day off, but I work better under pressure, and when it's when I have a gazillion things to do that I work best. I'm looking forward to it!


  1. Yea! Re-writing! As my high school algebra teacher used to sing, "This is where the fun starts. This is where the fun starts."

  2. M'haha, you're right, I love rewriting. The hardest part is over (the one where you decide to dump the old version and cry on the hard work lost).