Tuesday, 10 January 2017

2017... plans, plans, plans!

Books, books, books!

I have a slight feeling of deja vu as I write this... I seem to recall writing a post about this time last year on my plans for 2016, most of which didn't quite pan out as hoped. I got a lot of stuff done in 2016, it just wasn't necessarily quite what I'd planned to do!

But, ever the optimist, I've put pen to paper (naturally... I'm an analogue lass!) and drawn up a scarily large list of writing projects that I want to complete. This year, however, I've not put any deadlines on the list. Cunning, huh?

What I would really like to achieve this year is to get "Poisonous Minds" published and have at least one other book ready to publish (if not actually published). I have a whole heap of other writing-related goals too, but those two are the main ones.

For those of you who only know me as a writer, I have a stationery blog too (http://paperpensink.blogspot.co.uk/) where I've outlined my planning system for 2017. It's essentially the same system that's stood me in good stead over the years (major heart conditions notwithstanding) and I'll be trying to follow it again this year. The big thing that I need to try and do this year, is keep an eye on the bigger picture, and not disappear down interesting but not necessarily productive rabbit-holes.

The other thing I need to decide fairly soon, is what I'm working on once I've finished editing "Poisonous Minds"! A follow-on from "The Wrong Kind of Clouds"? Or something very different? My head is telling me to work on the follow-on (or, if not that, then to get another already-completed thriller to publishable state). My heart? My heart is desperate for me to work on the very different thing! Especially as I'm dreaming about it most nights at the moment.

Decisions, decisions... I'll keep you posted as to which way I end up going! And for those who subscribe to the newsletter, there'll be some sample chapters coming your way in the near future.

What plans do people have for 2017?