2018: Back from hiatus – Back to the grind

Back from holiday, it is time to get serious for 2018.

Writing-wise, I feel it was a good year. Though, the number of individual works published was low this year, I did manage to publish my first book, Medusa (you can see it here: http://www.politics-prose.com/book/978162429127 ) and a second book –Love Departing–was a finalist in Local Gems Press’ NaPoWriMo contest and will be out in 2018. A third book, “Weathered Fragments,” should be out by April 2018.

What will 2018 bring? I have made my goals for 2018. If you are serious about writing, you know you have to make these tangible goals. Last year, I said I wanted two books published, and I am proud to say, I have done it. However, it all started with a goal.

Got yours? Join me!

Writing highlights for 2017:

Medusa, The Lost Daughter – first poetry collection published, based on the Medusa myth
Love Departing – poetry chapbook – finalist for NaPoWriMo contest
Weathered Fragments – poetry collection –  due out by April 2018
9 individual poems published – this is less than half of the previous year’s output, but this year I focused on publishing my first collection.

Goals for 2018:
*Focus on fiction. I would like to complete the draft to my incomplete novel (tentatively titled) The Fleeting Lights. Ready it for publication.
*Finish Medusa part 2. I have 3 parts planned in that poetry collection.
*Publish 10 individual pieces, whether they are fiction, nonfiction or poetry.
*Create 30 new poems over the year. Start one large prose project.

Sounds like a lot, but I do believe it is feasible.

Wish me luck! Have goals you are setting? Best of luck to you, too, in 2018!

Have a wonderfully productive year!

J.L.

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