In February I blogged about my writing goals for the year ahead. The
annoying fantastic thing about blogging is how it makes you accountable. I’m pleased to say that I achieved two of my main goals for the year and still might just make it on my third.
After four years of writing and development, I was both excited and relieved to publish my interactive ebook and app The Ark in September. I made 100 of my family and friends sign a dodgy disclaimer and then locked them in a bunker. Later, I made up for it by plying them with champagne. Read about the launch or watch the video or visit The Ark website to learn more.
Last month I was writer-in-residence at KSP Writers centre, which allowed me to fulfill my second goal, which was to begin my fifth novel. Tentatively titled Self/Help, I wrote almost 23,000 words of it in a month, and plan to finish a first draft next year.
Allegedly I was going to complete a first draft of this by June! Well, I still haven’t but I’m very close. I’ve written 67,000 of a projected 70,000. With 2 weeks to go before I enter the productivity black hole known as school holidays I am gunning for the finish line!
I’m planning to take a month away from my desk over the summer to recharge my batteries after which I’ll be back into it. I’ll be posting my goals for 2015 so keep an eye out for those – you can help keep me accountable!