Writing Goals for 2015

I have to say, I’m really excited about my writing plans for 2015.

I have three main projects I’m working on at the beginning of this year, each one at a different stage:

First there’s JANUARY IN SHADOW, a YA contemporary fantasy. I recently did a major revision for my agent which I’m really happy with overall. I’m so excited to continue this book’s journey in 2015!

I’m also revising A FALCONER OF VENICE, a YA historical fantasy set in late 17th century Venice. I’m happy with how revisions are going on this one, too. My goal for AFOV is to finish revisions sometime this winter and have a draft ready enough to show my agent.

Then there’s a new book, which doesn’t have a working title yet and is still in the planning stages — another YA fantasy, surprise surprise. I’m super excited about New Book. It’s my first real try at multi-POV, and I love the cast of characters I’m developing. I think it’s going to be a blast to write, with each of them having their own goals, secrets, and conflicts all playing off each other. It’ll be a challenge, and I love that, too. My goal for New Book for 2015 is to get a first draft complete.

I’m also hoping to give back to the writing community in 2015, since I got so much amazing support and help in 2014.

Suffice to say I’m all psyched up to have a creative, productive, and fun year. I can’t wait!

And I can’t wait to see the wonderful things all my creative friends and writer buddies produce, as well! Here’s to a year of amazing stories.

Published by Melissa Caruso

Fantasy author of the Swords & Fire trilogy: THE TETHERED MAGE (Orbit, 2017), THE DEFIANT HEIR (Orbit, 2018), and THE UNBOUND EMPIRE (Orbit, 2019), as well as the Rooks and Ruin trilogy, beginning with THE OBSIDIAN TOWER (Orbit, 2020). Melissa's debut, THE TETHERED MAGE, was shortlisted for the Gemmell Morningstar Award in 2017. Melissa loves tea, adventure, and the great outdoors, and has been known to swordfight in ballgowns. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two superlative daughters, and assorted pets. Represented by Naomi Davis of BookEnds.

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