I will make more of an effort to write fully-formed fiction and non-fiction in 2013, rather than spending so much time on blog posts and Facebook posts. Among the things I plan to do:
- Finish my story 2012: A Parable, about Karl Rove's efforts to swing the 2012 election towards Republican candidates, especially the Presidential Election.
- Finish my story "Abducted," about a man who believes he was abducted by aliens and is now recruited by a shadowy government agency to develop a language for communicating with an alien captured after its spacecraft crashed in Roswell, NM near Area 51.
- Write a short story or novella about an alien invasion of Earth that involves an alien presence totally unexpected.
- Write an op-ed about the gun debate in America titled, "War of the Worlds," which explores the diametrically opposed world views of the Second Amendment fanatics and the vast majority of sane Americans.
- Refocus my non-fiction blog on climate change
- Write and study various forms of poetry.
- Re-write and re-publish my collection of poetry, "All Hearts Break, All Dreams Die."
- Publish my novel, "The Lion and the Sun," in hard copy (possibly using Createspace).
I plan to read these books, among others, in 2013. The list is in no particular order.
- Waiting for the Barbarians, J.M. Coetzee
- In the Heart of the Country, J.M. Coetzee
- The Orphan Master's Son, Adam Johnson
- Gold, Chris Cleave
- The Submission, Amy Waldman
- Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew
- The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk
- A Bend in the River, V.S. Naipaul
- Water Music, T.C. Boyle