Closing Out the Old Year and Planning the New

NaNoWriMo 2021 - Borrowed Wings - Wordcount Stats

I pulled off a win with this year’s NaNoWriMo in my normal non-traditional fashion. There was lots of worldbuilding, story outlining, character exploration, and plot hole troubleshooting for Borrowed Wings… and not a lot of ‘normal’ prose. But it did give me a nice full sandbox to play in for when I come back to the draft in January!

On that note, I’ve been sitting down and trying to plan out my writing goals for next year.

Right now the projects I have on the planning board are:

  • Get back in the habit of daily #vss365‘s
  • Reformat all the 31 Days of ebooks so they are consistant in content and layout
  • Create printable workbooks for all of the 31 Days of ebooks for my shop and Etsy
  • Reformat all of the existing Yearly Saturday Story Prompt collection ebooks
  • Create all of the missing Yearly Saturday Story Prompt collection ebooks
  • Check how many yearly collections would need to be combined to create a decent-sized (and priced) paperback book
  • Create one new 31 Days of ebook a month
  • Finish creating all the missing images and blurbs for the old Saturday Story Prompts
  • Work on reformatting and organizing the fiction archive
  • April Camp NaNoWriMo
  • July Camp NaNoWriMo
  • November NaNoWriMo
  • Create wordcount coloring pages of cute little fat dragons
  • Create printable bullet journal pages for tracking writing projects and time-in-chair/wordcount goals
  • Write and publish Borrowed Wings to the blog (and possibly Wattpad/reddit serials)
  • Finally start up my Patreon with a bunch of behind the scenes stuff for my various writing projects
  • Write other stuff!

How much of this will I actually get done? …Err, some? ๐Ÿ˜…

If I can format/edit one month a day, then I should have a yearly ebook ready every 14 days or so.

If I can format/edit/create one old 31 Days of ebook and workbook a weekend, then I’ll be done with those in 18 weeks (I already have Flames and Magic done).

If I can create on missing SSP image a day, I’ll be done in two months.

I’m hoping to have a relatively consistent churn through them, but I’m also not sure how long everything will actually take. I’ve got some time trials planned out this month, so I should have a better idea before 2022 kicks off for real.

Either way, I’m much more optimistic about this year than I was last year, so here’s hoping we don’t hit another 2020 hiding in the wings…

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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