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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Plans for 2013

2012 has not been a good year for me. Personal tragedies and stresses have made it difficult to concentrate on writing. I am determined 2013 will be better, although I know some things are not within my ability to change.

Next year I hope to concentrate on an epic novel between 200,000 and 300,000 words long. It will be a fantasy novel - if you've read my previous books you probably guessed that before I said it. First I must complete my obligations for existing contracts and tidy up a few submissions which need to be sent off.  Then it's full steam ahead for the "Big One".

Working name for this novel is "Eye from the Past" but this is open to change as the novel develops.

Why now? I have been planning the planet, people and storyline for about four years and I feel now is the time to write it. Recent events have shown me I should make time to work on this manuscript. Never leave the really important things too long. Time might be shorter than you think.

So roll on 2013, I'm clearing the decks so I can dive in and write, write, write.

6 comments:

site angel said...

Good luck, Sue.
Sounds very ambitious!
Cheers, Kelly

Carolyn Boyles said...

You go, Girl!

I'm going to be doing some editing, of course.:)

I'd like to get back to doing some writing. I may dig out some things I've already written and see about getting them published as well.

I've got research I need to do, as well. I have all the materials.

I really need to rearrange my office to be able to do research because right now I have no place to do so.

2011 and 2012 have been terrible years for me, as well. Maybe 2013 will be better.

Marva Dasef said...

Woo! That's quite a project. I will be expecting regular status reports. ;-)

Sue Perkins said...

Thanks ladies, not ambitious really Kelly, I have decided now is the time.
Carolyn methinks you are finding other things to do rather than write. Naughty lady.
Marva, will do re the status reports. Have to clear my desk by beginning of 2013, ready to dive in.

Patty Froese said...

Oh WOW! Now that's a huge project! Good for you. Definitely keep us updated, and stay in contact. :D

L McMaken said...

Sounds -- epic! Good luck with it. 2012 wasn't one of my best either - I'm hoping 2013 will rain good luck, health and prosperity on all of us.