It is the Year of the White Tiger and I’ve dubbed it my ‘Year of Adventure’ as I seek to push boundaries and really explore what it means to be ‘adventurous’.
Without further ado – my 2010 Business Plan
Write something every day
- One writing exercise a day.
- Building up to writing three pages/1000 words a day
First draft of novel by July (80,000 – 100,000 words)
Second draft of novella by October (20,000)
Fiction Friday/Friday Flash minimum of twice a month
- Dirk Hartog series
- Adam and Eve series
Submit something for publication every month
- One submission each to The Island, Overlander, Meanjin and Griffith Review this year.
National Novel Writing Month (50,000)
Develop and run a creative writing course for school aged kids.
Be open to paid writing opportunities.
- Up to four a month
- 48 hour turn around
Edit/rewrite two stories a month.
Be open to paid editing opportunities.
Write Anything column – Monday
Write six guest columns
365 Photo Challenge
Two blog posts a week for Writing in Black and White
Read and comment on minimum of one blog a day/6 days a week.
Read three books a month (or a minimum of 900 pages)
- Make a to-read list
- Minimum of six from 1001 books list
- The Name of the Rose & Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
- Keep a ‘have read’ list
A short story a day, for a year
- Emerging Writers Festival 21st- 30th May
- Byron Bay Writers Festival
- Brisbane Writers Festival
- Festival adjunct?
- Annie’s course
- The Artist’s Way/Vein of Gold
- One new RSS for a writing blog per month
- Renew QWC membership
- AWM Online membership
Extra Curricular Fun
Watch one movie a week
One day away from the computer a week.
One week of reading deprivation a year
Computer off by 8:30pm four nights a week.
Attend QWC talks/seminars/book launches
Editors Unleashed Forum
- 2010 ‘Yin and Yang’ anthology, for release 10/10/10
- 2009 ‘The Red Book’ anthology, for paperback release 17/03/2010
- Photographic project
- Short film project
- Register company etc
- Beta version of platform by October
Reclaim Sex After Birth
- Revise and extend eBook
- Renovate website
- Monthly workshops/discussion groups
- Every second month newsletter
- One new blog post every month
- Kerry and Jane?
- renovate the site
- one new installment a month
Image: Tiger Folk Art Exhibition at Gallery I, Insa-dong via Korea.net