52 Fridays

16 Aug

I always think that New Year’s Resolutions come at the wrong time. Just think back to January the 1st – did you leap out of bed ready to face the year and all of its opportunities? More likely you’d stayed up late, drank too many sherries and were feeling like the New Year could wait.

So, instead I’m starting my year now. Not quite as crazy as it might seem as the new school year has just started (here in Scotland), so I have peace and quiet (if you don’t count the washing machine). Fridays are the only day when I don’t have any paid work, so they are the best day to get chunks of writing work done. So for the next 52 Fridays I’ll be blogging – major disasters excepted, and mapping my progress (rather than what I hope to do).

But I do need some goalposts, so here’s the wish list:

  • Major magazine publication – short story
  • An agent, sorry that should read AN AGENT!!!!!!
  • At least one competition win (last week’s was last weeks, so blank piece of paper again)
  • Finish first draft of second novel (and possibly second draft, I’m being ambitious/foolhardy now)
  • At least two Animoto videos of flash fiction
  • Edit second ebook, which I’ve been threatening to do for months (The Chocolate Refuge available at http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=colette+coen and http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=colette%20coen in case you’ve forgotten)
  • Scottish Book Trust Award – shortlisted last year, so it would be lovely to make progress on that one too
  • More readings – already got one planned on the 6th of Sept in Glasgow (details to follow)

That looks like enough to be getting on with, especially when I’ve a party to go to.


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