In the next few days, my focus is on a couple of things. The first is clearing the decks of e-mails and Stuff I Gotta Do in order to be able to focus on a specific writing project while up at Orcas. Included in the list of Stuff I Gotta Do: some bill playing, some reading through manuscripts, a free-lancing piece that's currently overdue, a story crit, and a bunch of other small nitpicky things. The second is finishing up a pretty complete outline for that specific writing project, the sequel to Phat Fairy, which has the working title Fairy Revolution. I'm glad to have recently taken a workshop on plotting; I think it's helped me add some nice nuances to the outline. My ambition is to get a LOT of writing done while there; it remains to be seen how successful that will be.
Currently on the stove, but not to be stirred till I get back:
the electronic version of Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight
cleaning up the audio files for a couple of stories from the above
some other residency applications
reading fiction for Fantasy Magazine (I'm looking forward to seeing the slush pile alive again!)
I've been writing up something like a self-assessment as a result of getting an agent: a list of potential projects and their current status, notes on what I've been doing, upcoming schedule, goals for the next five years, etc. It's been useful for sorting out what I want to get done and giving me a roadmap that helps me navigate this coming year. If you're in the Seattle area and interested in a class with me, I'm teaching a workshop on Bainbridge Island next month on the 13th. I think it will be useful to both people just getting started and those a little further along looking for some prodding and inspiration.