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2019

Well, here it is. My goals from 2019.

These are “resolutions”. It’s not something new or interesting that I’ve not done before. It’s not a self-help wish. It’s something to work toward.

Goal: Finish my second novel.

That’s really it. If I continue to work hard, I’ll get my green belt in Karate towards the end of the year. Any promotion at work is out of my hands.

Now, for my goal, I have to choices. Both have been started and have complete plots and are decently organized already. Both have between 5,000 and 20,000 words already written.

My fantasy option is tentatively titled “Dragon Knights”. Think Tom Clancy as told in 17th century France with dragons and magic. Benji, abused by his father and half-brothers, joins the army. But will revenge be enough and can a former slave girl prevent him from becoming that which he is running from?

My science fiction option is tentatively titled “A Single Ring”. After an attack by pirates a navy lieutenant discovers a ship from the past. But all is not what it seems. The pirates are not pirates, the ship is not the panacea she believes it to be, and her decisions now will affect the fate of humanity in the universe.

What do you think? Which would you more want to read?

Kevin McCarthy