I’m taking part in Misha and Beth’s Five Year Project and my five-year goal is to write a novel and get it published.
It’s two years since I joined the project and, although I have finished my novel, The Reluctant Scribe, I’m still collecting rejections from agents.
Progress on my writing goals for 2016
- I’m spending all my time working on my Walking the English Coast non-fiction book. Should have sent the latest draft in to the editor today, but am far from happy with it and have started rewriting the opening section. (I’m not sure if I’m ever truly happy with anything I write, but in this case I believe the manuscript can be significantly improved,)
- Am itching to review my first – and very rough – NaNoWriMo draft of my YA sci-fi novel. This was a continuation of an extended piece of writing I produced for my Birkbeck degree, previously called The Quantum Circle, now renamed The Orbital Contract. Holding back from touching this until I finish the rewrite of the coastal walking book.
- And still need to complete the first draft of my booklet, How to Treat Blisters. Again, I’m holding back until I finish the coast book.
In addition, I continue researching the art of magic and the world of witchcraft. I don’t believe in either magic or witches, but am finding techniques within these disciplines that we could apply to help us in our everyday lives.