Happy New Year! May 2011 be the banner year you publish a novel, an essay, a short story, win a contest!
My goals for this year include outlining a new book of composite short stories. AFDOC was born of short stories I wrote. I didn't use all of them by any stretch of the imagination, and I've wanted to do this composite compilation for quite a while, so I'm studying and reading and preparing to move forward with the idea.
A second goal is to write 200 short stories - yep I said 200. Got the idea from another writer who wrote 400, sent out 200 to magazines, and got 27 published. Small return? No way! In the writing world that's a huge return in one year. I've chosen a select few magazines to study back issues along with their current issues and am writing every day. Too often, right now, no huge and wonderful ideas have come to mind, so I'm pulling old files and ideas and moving forward, albeit slowly Will I make 200? Won't if I don't try.
Here's looking at you - Mahala