Happy New Year, Friends!
As I begin this new year, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone in my life who has continued to support my writing journey. It means more to me than you can ever know whenever someone lets me know that they were inspired by or enjoyed something that I wrote.
For this year, I wanted to make some commitments to myself and any readers of my work. This year is the year that I will finish my novel. I am currently at about 65,000 words and I'm aiming for about 90,000 words. My current plan is to finish a full draft by the end of February and then spend March through June editing the book and getting it ready to query. I'm so close to the finish line so any support you want to throw my way would be greatly appreciated.
I'd also like to continue submitting short stories for publication. I have a couple of stories that I was trying to get published last year that I would like to continue querying. Besides, it might be a good brain break to work on these short stories after spending so much time in the world of my novel.
Lastly, I want to spend more time on here, my website. My goal is to make this website and my other social media accounts more authentic to the person I want to be. There are so many ideas I've been tossing around in my head such as writing book reviews for all the books I've read, maybe creating videos or audio about writing or reading, and also working on cleaning up some of the poetry and other content I wrote when I was 25 and sharing that here. I'm very proud of the creativity I had at that age when I was doing nothing but non-stop creating and would be happy to revisit and breathe new life into those words.
I'm hoping this year will provide me with an opportunity to spend more time delving back into my creative side. And I hope that you will come along with me on this journey.
Kind regards, Maddy Rain