Words Written: 26,855
Words Edited: 44,200
Rejections: 4 (2 pending)
Next year is going to be much better though. I have several short stories waiting to be edited, a lot of stuff still being written, etc.
Now for my New Years Resolutions. Well, these aren't really resolutions, but more like "things I want to do for '08":
- Start The Spellweaver of Dern (book two of the Satin Bag series) and finish it by October (130,000 words).
- Start Wellmere (working title) with my girlfriend and get about halfway by this time '08 (100,000 words).
- Finish Marx Ignatia (25,000 words).
- Submit Death By Poking, Asher, Marx Ignatia, and any others sitting in limbo.
- Get published (with anything really, but preferably with a short story).
- Finish The Lies of Venicia by summer (95,000 words).
- Step up my writing ten-fold. That means write more, submit more, and finish more novels.
- Read a lot of review books (this is sort of a given).
- Read more young adult fantasy/sf (yes, I actually would love to read more stuff in this genre, but I've not received much yet and I don't really know where to go to request review copies for this stuff--maybe someone could throw my name out?).
- Get good grades (also sort of a given).
- Figure out where I want to go for graduate school (yes, I actually have to think about this even though I just got here because my adviser told me I could technically graduate in fall of '08).
- Fly to England to visit my girlfriend.
- Sell a bunch of stuff I don't need anymore (pay attention to my ebay because I'm going to put up a bunch of books, dvds, cds, etc. in the next few weeks).
- Start and podcast. I actually really want to do this and Lindsey, my girlfriend, thought it sounded fun. We might do it. I'm hoping so. We have to talk about it more though.
Happy New Year by the way!