Slight problem: I have some rather specific goals that I can't properly talk about yet. So I'm going to have to be vague. Sorry about that. When I can be not-vague, I will scream to the hilltops. But for today: vague.
COMING OUT IN 2016
First, there will be the things I have coming out in 2016. The Alchemy of Chaos, of course, comes out in a few weeks, and the second Maradaine Constabulary book, An Import of Intrigue, comes out in November. So that right there are two big things.
WRITING IN 2016
Here's where I need to be vague. Over the next twelve months I will need to:
- Polish "Manuscript X" and turn it in.
- Finish draft of "Manuscript Y", edit it, and turn it in as well.
- Finish draft of "Manuscript X2".
- Polish outline of "Manuscript Z" and get started on it.
I may need to be reminded to breathe and such as well...
ALSO IN 2016
I'm attending ConDFW in February, and running the Writers' Workshop for ArmadilloCon in July. I do not, as of this writing, have any other con appearances scheduled, but I intend to get a few more on my agenda. I would like to include WorldCon in Kansas City among them, but I can't commit to that just yet. Honestly, at this point, I really don't know.
But, let's be real: that writing schedule, combined with the release of two books, is pretty breakneck. I need to remember to to keep things like copyedits and proofs in the schedule. My point is: it's probably best if I don't spend too many weekends going anywhere.
So that's what I have. In December, we'll check back over here and see how I did.