I feel some pinch with that but also feel good that I've been looking after my health and happiness--although writing is a part of my happiness.
Here are my writing goals for 2013:
- Rewrite my rough draft of Dragons of Blood and Stone at least once. For me, Draft 2 is always the hardest. If I complete D2, then I will be in good shape to continue with the novel.
- Clean up my blog and online web presence so that Tom Kepler Writing is more purely about my writing and not a "catch-all" site. This will be easier now that I've started Tom Kepler Bicycling as my alter-ego's writing site. I keep looking at other writers' sites and have some ideas of how I can simplify the overall look.
- I'd like to start marketing again. The major marketing strategy will be centered on reviews. Last February, I was sick with walking pneumonia and all projects outside of my job and getting well ground to a halt. I published I Write: Being & Writing in September, but the intensity of school minimized any continued marketing of any of my books.
- As I write for my bicycling blog, I plan to keep in mind the potential for using those articles for a book on bicycling. I enjoyed writing a non-fiction book and publishing it. Doing another should be much easier and faster the second time around.
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