FMWriters is traveling the web via the Merry Go Round Blog Tour. Site members have grouped together to write monthly on themed topics and turn the blog tour concept on its head: we’re not the ones touring: you are, as you read one writer’s perspective after another. This is my contribution to the Merry Go Round Tour. Enjoy your ride. ~ Dawn
I love starting a new year, don’t you? All last year’s mistakes have been erased and we’ve got a clean slate that won’t bog us down with guilt just yet. It’s the perfect time to start new projects with all the positive energy they deserve. Except that in my case, my writing project isn’t a new one. It’s a novel I started last year and workshopped at Viable Paradise. It needs finishing, and revising. I’ll be working on both this year.
This will be the first time I revise a novel that soon after I finish the first draft. I think this is a good step forward for me. The alternative would be letting it languish in a drawer.
I’m also going to be working a bit in a new science fiction universe. I have several short stories (in various phases of being written and planned) that are linked. It might eventually lead to a novel, but this is my way of playing with some characters in a more carefree manner than a novel requires.
So, a fun year is ahead for me. What projects do you have going on?
Today’s post was inspired by Forward Motion’s Merry-Go-Round topic, “Projects/Anticipation”. If you want to get to know nearly twenty other writers and read about their ideas, then check out the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour. Next up is Raven on the 7th.
I’m in the same boat as you. I think I’m going to spend the next few months revising a novel I wrote last year. It’s going to take a lot of work, but I think it will be worth it 😉 Good luck!
Of course it’s worth it. 🙂 Have fun and if you need a beta reader, let me know.