Happy New Year!
I don't think I've ever had such strong feelings on a year's end in my life. Oh my god I'm so ready for a new year. I know nothing actually changed overnight, but it still feels like a reset. I'm really excited for this year.
I could've done without the circumstances, but 2020 has been AMAZING for my writing: I completed three Nanowrimo's with my friends, I finished the first draft of Runeless, I completed another draft of The House on the Rocks, and I got my first rejection letter! While I would love for things to go back to normal so I have other options- I have watched so much Netflix- I do want to keep the productivity going. I spent December doing other things and I'm ready to get back to my stories.
So! Here are my goals and projects for 2021:
The House on the Rocks:
I've been sitting on this story for a while, and this year, I'm going to focus on submissions. I want to submit to at least twenty-five agents this year, and hopefully one of them leads to getting a publishing deal!
Now that I'm sitting on a draft one, my next goal is a completed draft two. It's going to need a lot of changes- it has plot holes that swallow entire characters- but I have a schedule worked out that should let me finish it by the end of this year.
My other goal is planning. I'm still a recovering pantser, so I want to have a completed outline for book two, and a basic outline for the entire series. I also hope to make character and worldbuilding sheets, which I'm going to be sharing here. It's driving me crazy not to talk about it on here lol, so I'd love you to see what I have coming.
This is a new story- one that I'm going to be sharing! It's a paranormal adventure story that centers around three friends who drifted away from each other and are forced to team up to fight monsters and I'm super excited about it. I'm going to be posting it one chapter at a time on Wattpad, starting in February, so watch for that!
I made a Patreon account! I'm going to be posting WIPs, extras, and sneak peeks at my work, so please check it out here!
I haven't linked to it before, but I am also going to be posting about my writing and my life on Instagram and Twitter. My username is DonleyAlexa on Twitter and Alexa.Donley on Instagram, please come follow me!
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There will almost definitely be more- I have a hard time not starting new projects, which you've probably noticed lol- but these are what I'm going to focus on!
I also just want to say thank you so much for reading my blog over the last year. I've had a lot of fun writing these posts, and I'm going to be spending more time on my website. I would love to hear from you if there's anything you want to see more of, so please leave me a comment or come find me on one of my other accounts! I'd love to chat. :)
Happy New Year, and may 2021 be better for all of us! Talk to you soon!
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