You'll notice I didn't say "expect the first chapter by Friday", because I finally decided what I'm going to do with the novel. I'm going to turn it into a short story, and write a bunch of others to make a little anthology. I will probably dig up older stories I have lying around somewhere and polish those a bit. I have one piece that needs some work but I put off doing it forever because I thought it was too daunting at the time. Now? Not so daunting, but it still requires major work.
(I am most definitely NOT taking part in that ABNA thing. I sincerely hope that somebody (anybody) I know does and has success, though. And by "somebody I know" I also mean Internet acquaintances, not just in-person-friends. Look I'm just trying to say I'm not hinting at any one specific person, and I'm only saying this because that's how it looks the way I wrote it. I should just stop right there.)
Now that I've made my decision, I need to have a plan in place. So here it is, and it includes EVERYTHING that is remotely related to writing.
- Complete a short story anthology, with 10 stories at minimum. If I end up writing more than 10, that would be gravy. I haven't worked out a completion date yet, as it depends on how many stories I have now vs how many stories I still need to write.
- Publish said anthology via CreateSpace / Amazon.com Kindle store. Make available as a regular PDF as well
- Finish my episode reviews of Battlestar Galactica Season 4, and start a new series of reviews for Caprica. BSG should be finished by the end of December no problem (I believe I have 4 episodes left), Caprica can wait until January / the new year.
The last two items are clearly a reference to a well-known joke. Or maybe not well-known, as I feel the need to point out that it is a joke / reference.