March Goals

February was longer than normal this year, but still felt too short. How’d I do?

  • Get my WiP done and out to my first readers so I can stop thinking about it and concentrate on other stuff.
  • Horror Con! It’s this weekend! I’m stoked. Come by Booth 502 and say hello!
  • Keep my short stories out on submission
  • Finish editing that short story from December and get it out on submission.
  • Work on a new novel pitch.

Almost made it! Horror Con prep took more out of me than I’d expected and a few things went sideways on me as I was getting things ready, losing me time. The con itself was great, but not conducive to getting any real writing done (which is a good thing, if I had time to write, I wouldn’t have been selling books!).

I puttered around with a couple different novel pitches that I want to write, but so far neither jumped out at me as a frontrunner for next project, and neither was quite ready to send off.

But the big one: MY NOVEL WORK IN PROGRESS IS FUCKING DONE! I’ve been working on this book off and on since 2009, so I’m really glad that it’s finally in the shape where I’m willing to let somebody else read it. Of course, now the paranoia sets in about how much my first readers will hate it, since it’s been a part of my life for so long.

What’s on deck for March?


  • Finish an article for Prairie Books NOW.
  • Keep my short stories out on submission
  • Write my next chapter in An Excuse for Whiskey.
  • Finish editing that December short story and get it out on submission.
  • Finalize an old grant.
  • Submit a new travel grant.
  • Submit a new novel pitch.
  • STRETCH GOAL: finish the first draft of a short story I’ve been working on.

Write on!