2018 Plans

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2018 Plans

Postby Noizchild » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:12 am

What is everyone planning to do for 2018?
You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby Brien Sz » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:45 am

Self publishing an apocalyptic memoir -it's in the final edit, should be ready by the end of January.
Sequel to a previous novel - release for the fall.
Writing a Photography book.
Put together a first draft to one of three ideas I have sketched out, starting this summer or fall.

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby T.A.Rodgers » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:42 am

Finally getting back to writing. I haven't written a thing in almost 2 years for personal reasons. I am determined to get my butt in a chair and get cracking on a revision to one of my novels.

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby wdarcy » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:24 pm

Finish editing my current novel, begin querying agents about it, and pitching it to agents at PitchFest in July.

--Warren
"Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'" (Oxford 1993). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 1995.

"Elements of Sonata Theory" co-authored with James Hepokoski(Oxford 2006). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 2008.

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby Noizchild » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:01 pm

Editing my book Steel Prison and hopefully publishing it.
You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby Writer74 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:10 pm

I am planning on working on my mystery novel. I'm on the second draft and would love to have a copy that I can have people read by end of 2018! I also want to research the best way to go about having it published - do I first seek out agent, or just send out to publishers? So if anyone has advice on that I would welcome it.

I also want to enter competitions that WD has - the free ones! Like short short stories and the ones where you write just one sentence based off a photo.

-Heather

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby wdarcy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:48 pm

Hi, Heather. You first seek representation by an agent, and then s/he sends it out to publishers. A few publishers do accept unagented submissions, but it's best to have an agent.

Best way to find an agent is to open an account on QueryTracker. It's a great service, and it's free!

Best of luck on your novel!

--Warren
"Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'" (Oxford 1993). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 1995.

"Elements of Sonata Theory" co-authored with James Hepokoski(Oxford 2006). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 2008.

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Re: 2018 Plans

Postby RobTheThird » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:19 am

Finished the second draft of a novel back in 2016. I need to get back to it. Wasn't happy with the second half, so this will be a major rewrite as I try to make the story arc more "arc-y".

Also, I have a horror character that won't stop bugging me. I need to get her story going again. This will probably go self-pub. Still making up my mind on that.

Over at "my place," I mentioned a sci-fi story with some intriguing concepts. Need to get that going, too. As experimental as that is, I'll probably self-pub it.

And get back into some poetry. I'm setting a 2019 goal to self-pub an anthology. Not a long one.


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