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My 2012

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This….is the result of my overambitious plan to amp up my writing game in 2012.

Each card represents either a short story or novel/novella that I want to work on. But know what?

There’s a 2nd corkboard.

The other one has a few ideas I am interested in tackling but not sure what I am going to do with them yet. Plus some super-sneaky plans that I so want to do but just need to figure out the logistics of. (So exciting!)

I’ve loosely scheduled which stories I will be working on when. Somehow, I need to finish my NaNo project, edit it, and decide what I am doing with my 2 other unfinished NaNo-vels, while at the same time trying to write and sub the 23-odd stories I selected from my Idea File.

Like I said….loosely scheduled. Who knows how the words will flow. Or how my creativity will show itself. Or whether inspiration will strike when I need it to. But with this schedule, at least I know what I should be doing when I’m sitting at my writing desk.

Note that these plans do not take into account all the books I want to read & review, all the interviews I want to do, and all the articles I should write.

I know there will be some push & pull (probably daily) as I try to make it all fit in somewhere. But even though this looks maddeningly overwhelming, I am really looking forward to starting a new writing year.

Uh…that’s next week, right?

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  1. Katey December 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm -  Reply

    God knows I’m putting off scheduling anything as long as I can. Lately I seem to be subject to an absolute perversity when it comes to that stuff…

    And since it’s working out, I can’t even complain.

    Whatever imp possesses you in the new year, I hope it’s one that makes you happy <3

    • Mary January 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm -  Reply

      You are a rock star when it comes to tackling writing projects. I only hope I can be as successful as you this coming year!

  2. Cate Gardner December 30, 2011 at 2:56 am -  Reply

    I’m entering the new year with no schedule at all. This is not unusual.

    • Mary January 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

      I enter the new year with lofty goals. I hope it does not fall apart by week 2 ;)

  3. Milo James Fowler January 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm -  Reply

    Good way to get things amped AND organized. Here’s to an awesome year of writing ahead!

    • Mary January 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm -  Reply

      Now let’s just hope my stick-to-it-iveness results in an embarrassingly rich word count :) Looking forward to chatting with you more!

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Toronto-native Mary Rajotte is a self-professed bibliophile and wordsmith who pens dark, atmospheric fiction & creepy tales that explore myth, dream and nightmare.


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