John Krissilas / Writer, Thinker, Storyteller
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Goals

It's been quite a busy 2011! So busy, in fact, that I've had to put my writer's blog aside for a few months to focus on a few more important areas - my day job, for one, as well as my work on my startup company, TransitHub. Writing, however, was most-definitely on my radar - I've continued to submit the short stories of In-Futura to a variety of short sci-fi markets (some big news on this coming up) and have continued the planning work on my upcoming novel (more news here as well, hehe)...

What's new for the new year - 2012? For one, I've got a lot more time on my hands ;p I've left my day job in advertising so that I could focus more of my time and energy on both my startup and, more importantly, that upcoming novel. Beginning this year, I'm going to ramp up the planning on said novel - and documenting my process along the way. The wall of my apartment is already filled with storyboards and notes just waiting to be blogged about :p

So, my goal for this year? Get my first real taste of novel-writing by planning, writing, and finishing the first book in my 3 part series, hopefully within a period of 6 months. This will be something I've never embarked on before, at least when it comes to doing it with an eye towards completion. I will have to take everything that I've learned in writing the short stories of In-Futura over the past two years (including the very advice that I've given here) and expand that for long-form fiction. I'm sure I'll learn some new tricks and tactics as well, which I'll be sure to blog about here.

It's looking like it will be a very interesting 2012 - happy new year and stay tuned!