Here it is – 2014.
So what does the new year bring for you? After a nice break I’m diving back into work with a vengeance. January sees two scripts to co-write with Mark, two children books to finish, a couple of comic strips and at least four new books to plot out. Let’s go!
In the meantime I’m also working on a new YA novel on spec. The problem is fitting it around my commissioned work (which is a lovely problem to have, I know).
What I’ve challenge myself to do is to write 500 words of the YA every day to keep things rolling, more if I can manage it. As my friend Nick Kyme said on Facebook yesterday, writing a novel is like running a race. It needs prep, planning and tackling in small chunks. In the case of the YA, I have a chapter breakdown and 6,500 words already on the clock. If I can stick to the small chunks around my other work it’ll soon start gathering pace.
Best of all, I’m itching to get back to it, which is always a great sign! Let’s go!
So what projects have you got on the go in 2014?
* OK, I might have made this one up, but I do love a Curly Wurly. Yum!