Ellen Million (ellenmillion) wrote,
Ellen Million

Creative Goals for 2013

(these goals may overlap)

  • A least two sketches for each Sketch Fest
  • 6 color pieces or paintings
  • 6 Portrait Adoption pieces, finished for submission
  • 6 stamp/card images, finished in ink
  • 6 Torn World pieces (sketches at least)
  • 2 complex coloring book pages


  • 2 non-fiction pieces.
  • 25 short stories - at least 15 of which should be Torn World Big Plot stories and 2 of which should NOT be Torn World stories.
  • 6 poems.
  • Revise the Upheaval novel with an eye towards either selling it, or releasing it as a serial in 2014.

    Personal Career:

  • Submit at least 12 things to paying markets or licencors. Art, fiction or non-fiction, short, long... whatever. I'm a big chicken about submitting and I need to get over that already.
  • Finish Rails (so very, very close!) and release it as an ebook. (Plus print copy?? Kickstarter?? Illustrate it if we meet stretch goals??)
  • Finish my own coloring book, print it through Dateline, and decide whether or not I will continue publishing coloring books as a whole. Kickstart this?
  • Continue with freelance programming. 4 hours a week is my goal here, including work sponsored via Sketch Fest, etc.


  • Re-evaluate Commission-Control.
  • Expand and start advertising Portrait Adoption (big new feature upcoming!)
  • Set up EMG-Zine to be non-updating, purge out the login pages, feature some of the best. Kickstart Volume 4? Really need to see more interest here before I push that.
  • Evaluate coloring books.
  • Get more active at Fantastic Portfolios as a critic.
  • Monthly Sketch Fests. Continue to improve the site.
  • Get Torn World out of the meander it's currently in and start pushing the big North Meets South plotline. Release something that furthers that plot every week. By the end of the year, pass Pure on the timeline, at the VERY least. I'd prefer to be further along than that.

    There are other things I want to do. Plenty of them! But I think this is a reasonable list and it's in step with what I've accomplished in the past. With a soon-to-be toddler underfoot, I may have to re-evaluate partway through, but... we'll see.

    Happy new year, everyone!
  • Tags: goals, lists

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