I have a goal. It’s good to have a goal. But until the far-off near-mythical day when that goal is reached, I figured I needed something to look at. Something to keep me focused on the prize, so to speak. So I headed over to Memebase and whipped this out:
Yep. That’s my goal. I damn well want to win a Hugo Award. And, barring unforseen and sudden illness or death, I will. I’ve posted it over my workspace so it can motivate me when I’m tempted to waste an entire night on Reddit:
In WIP news, I have an outline fully, well, outlined. We start off in Hamilton, in possibly the last video store in existence, and end up running like mad things from deep under the Niagara Escarpment as the magical city of Undermount crashes down around us. There’s a bit of a question mark in the middle, but I’ve whittled it down to a manageable size. I have some big events planned, but have left enough room to let the story surprise me. So, on that front, I’m satisfied.
I have a couple of short stories that I’m not sure whether I should stop and work on or not. But they exist as proto-stories at least. So if I need to procrastinate, I can work on them…and actually start sending things out to, you know, sell and stuff…(in some ways I am my own worst enemy)
So, on to the next stage…ass in chair, hands on keyboard, and actually typing.