Ever since seeing my friend Sarina's post on this topic I knew I needed to write a post similar to this. I absolutely love writing and I have so many things I want to achieve that making a bucket list for the rest of my time as a writer seems like something I could do and I know I have the rest of my writing career to work on them. However, I feel like I should start with five and then when my bucket list is complete I can write another one.
1. Publish A Pirate Adventure
Obviously I've been writing this book for a very long time and honestly I managed to convince myself (and the rest of my family) that I would never write the book. However, I did write the book and now I am editing the book and it'll be published (hopefully) by early 2017.
2. Write a prequel and sequel in The Collective series
Okay I've never mentioned this before but I have had ideas for a second The Collective Novel and a prequel. The prequel would focus on Gabby and her life beforehand, about her life and her initiation into the the Collective.
The sequel is going to be interesting as I need to figure out how a few things happen. I do know that it's going to be set in ancient egypt, some people are going to resurface and it's going to get crazy. I hope this works out.
3. Write a fantasy series
After my bad experience with a co-writer I felt like I couldn't be anything other than a girl who writes. I am on a journey to being an author, published either traditionally or self published, and I am so much stronger than that. So while I cannot use the 65000 words that I wrote with someone else (I would be a hypocrite as I threatened to sue him if he used it) BUT I can and I will write a new fantasy series which I will plan, write and finish! I already have an idea for a brand new series.
I'm going to bring in a few elements from the previous story, like elves and dragons, but put a whole new cast of characters and a new story. I got this in the bag and you will get to see it, maybe in a few years though. Working full time is FAR too time consuming haha.
4. Cut down my working hours to spend some more time writing
Honestly this should be changed to fit everything I want to do in 24 hours possible. I mean seriously why has no one invented the time turner yet? I need a ticket to Hogwarts please. I just need to find those extra few minutes a day again, get back into my writing routine and groove and get those books finished!
5. Try Co-Writing again
I do want to try writing with someone again. Whether that be an anthology where we all write our own stories or an entire book with someone else that we have both written together. I'd like to get my hands stuck in and make some ideas with other people as I find I always work better bouncing ideas off of others.
What would be on your list? Let me know in the comments!