Dylan.Blog Writing and musings by Dylan Reed

Week One

Halfway through the first week of 2017 and things are looking good. I have done actual writing, started an unplanned weekly project, and we started planning next Christmas. Go us!!

Now I just have to keep the momentum moving forward. This is where I normally fall down. I am great at starting things but not so good at completing them. This year is different. Therapy has taught me a lot about setting goals, and the number one thing I learned was to make them attainable.

Which as with all good advice I will ignore. Because I want to get things done this year and don’t care what I should do. Here are the goals I have set for the year:

  1. Finish writing The Problem with Portal 5. This novella follows Jack Featherstone, magician, as he tries to save the world… or a world.
  2. Finish Calliope and the Living Biologic. This is my NaNoWriMo 2015 book that I have rewritten a couple times and is almost done. Just one more rewrite to go.
  3. Edit Rio Borealis. NaNoWriMo 2016 book that needs a good read through and edit. Who doesn’t love space westerns? In a small frontier town on the side of Vastitas Borealis basin there has been a death. The largest land owner for a thousand miles has been found dead. Lucy, the local saloon owner and doctor, discovers something unsettling as she does an autopsy.
  4. Write and Draw a comic. This has been a dream of mine for years and years. My drawing ability is just so-so, and comics are hard to write, but I hope to have it finished by the end of the year.
  5. Continue The Correspondent. Serial story posted on Acme Hero, Inc
  6. The Bow Tie Project!!!

Most of these are writing projects, which is great. I love writing. The project I am most nervous about is the last one. A committed sewing project is an insane idea. And what I am most afraid of is that I will peter out before I really get started. But I am not going to give into that fear.

Speaking of that (SEGUE!!), The 3Fs is free this week!!

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