It’s 2015 now, and I have big plans. So much to do, and I’m going to go for it. I guess this is the standard New Year’s Resolution post.
This is the most important thing I need to focus on this year. Journey to Ariadne has been slowly written up until now, but I’m planning to write for at least 15 minutes a day and get a part finished every two weeks. And since I’ll be using Critique Circle a lot, I’ll be critiquing six times a month. After I’ve finished the web serial, I will get to work on the novel itself, which will include the content of what you can read online, but expanded a lot. It may not even be recognisable. At the same time, I’ll be working on a new science fiction series of short stories that I intend to publish sometime next year through Amazon in a bit of a Kindle Unlimited experiment.
I’ll also be participating in Flash! Friday as often as I can.
Expect two posts per day. That’s right, at least 730 posts this year. This is actually my fifth of the year already. There are many things going on with this blog:
- Authors Answer will continue every week (Fridays).
- What Will You Write? will resume soon, and hopefully it’ll gain some more interest.
- Encyclopedia Entries will continue with the moon series.
- I’ll be asking a lot of questions for my readers regularly. This has no schedule.
- I’ll be looking at the countries that my readers live in, write some basic information about them, then ask those readers to recommend places to visit, food to eat, and activities to do in the country.
- More interviews with authors. In fact, if you’re an author and you want to be interviewed, then you can contact me on my About page.
I’ll be visiting a lot of blogs this year and commenting as much as I can. I want to connect a lot, and hopefully gain some good acquaintances, or even friends. I love the online blogging community I’ve gotten in touch with already.
I didn’t make my target of 30 books in 2014. I’ll be setting another target of 30 this year, but I’ll change my reading habits. Of course, I’ll continue to read during my commute and some of my lunch breaks, but I intend to read for at least 15 minutes before I go to bed every night. I should be able to make my target that way.
My Mainichi Dokodemo Photography daily iPhone photo blog is far behind. I’m still posting pictures from last spring. I’ll eventually catch up.
I’m also going to start a new blog about architectural and technological design.
This will be my last full year in Japan, so we need to prepare for my wife’s immigration to Canada. Lots of paperwork, but also cleaning, throwing out things we don’t need, preliminary job searches, and so on. My daughter will also be more conversational, so I want to focus a lot on her ability to speak both English and Japanese, as well as recognise letters and Japanese characters. Should be fun.
I’m going to continue with the online courses, though only one at a time. No need to put stress on my time. I also plan to work on languages, mainly Japanese and French, but also more with Spanish.
There’s probably a lot I’m forgetting. But tonight, I’ll be getting the ninth Authors Answer posted. It’ll be a bit early in the day (just after midnight), but that’s because we have a very busy three days coming up. I’ll still be posting twice a day, though mostly from my phone. I’ll also try to keep up with the comments this way. There are another couple of posts I plan to do in the next few days, one about the best and worst books I read in 2014, and one for what I’m reading in 2015. Look forward to it!
What are you up to this year?