Update on 2013 Goals

Wow. It has been ages since I posted anything. I haven’t had a spare moment throughout April to do anything writing related, but hopefully now that May is here I can get back to work!

So I thought I’d start with an update on my goals, for my own edification. I haven’t made as much progress as I’d hoped, but the year is still young.

Reading

Goal #1: Finish the Wheel of Time series

I’m two books in, and I adore it … but finishing the ones that exist now doesn’t seem likely by the end of 2013. I thought there were twelve or thirteen … but number fourteen just came out. I still plan to finish it, but I don’t think it will be this year. Lol!

In other news, since my brother bought me an Amazon Prime account for Christmas, I’ve been reading at least one book per month. I just did a post on a book I got through Prime (By Darkness Hid) that I loved so much I went and bought the whole trilogy. And I finished it inside of a week! A few nights ago I just finished another book that I will probably review soon, called In Deep Shiitake. … Yeah. That was an interesting read. But now I have a highly reviewed fantasy up, called The Wretched of Muirwood and I’m excited to get started.

I’m still chugging through the Wheel of Time series, but since I’m not going to finish the whole series anyway, I want to take my time with it and really enjoy it.

Self-Publishing

Goal #2: Publish second book of devos

Goal #3: Build and publish a web site to promote

I made good progress on this at the beginning of the year, but now things have kind of slowed down. I’ve got the devotional laid out. Now we’re just in the polishing phase. It should go to print in time for Christmas. Web site will be up before then.

Novel Writing

Goal #4: Finish The Mountain Requires Blood

Goal #5: Finish Morningstar Series: Covenant Trilogy Part One

Goal #6: Finish Morningstar Series: Covenant Trilogy Part Two

Goal #7: Finish Morningstar Series: Covenant Trilogy Part Three

Goal #8: Finish Revenant (AROL04) – DONE

Goal #9: Finish Remnant (AROL05)

Goal #10: Finish Redemption (AROL06)

Only one of these done so far, Revenant, although I’m more than 35,000 words into Remnant as of last night. But The Mountain Requires Blood is approaching completion, and I’ve got bits and pieces of it going to my writing critique group for their input. And I’m sort of hanging back on the Morningstar Series until I hear word from Marcher Lord Press about the first trilogy that is under consideration for publishing.

Other Writing

As per usual, short stories suffer. I haven’t written anything new. But I haven’t stopped submitting. And drama writing? Whoa. For the first time in about three years, I actually have dramas to write again.

I haven’t been able to touch Goal 17, the full-length play, but I have written six short sketches that will be performed. This weekend is the fifth one, and the last one is next weekend. Some of them are online here:

http://www.newspring.org/media (the Run, Forrest, Run series)

And I thought I’d include a little photo gallery so you guys can experience some of the joy!

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In other words …

The first quarter hasn’t been as product as I’d hoped, but I’ve gotten a few things done. It’s just amazing how rapidly I’m running out of time already, though. But either way, I won’t be bored!

Additionally, I am planning to start a new series of updates on here tentatively titled “The Adventures of Amos and Sparky” as my brother and I are planning some exciting trips, first to Dallas and then to Edinburgh and London, and I intend to keep a journal of the craziness that will undoubtedly ensue.

Keep writing, everyone!

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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