But. BUT. We have progress. HUZZAH!
Let’s take it by the numbers, shall we?
- Party planning. 2014 is fast approaching, and I actually mapped out my Production Schedule ahead of time. Crazy how that works, innit? This is especially important as I want to try a few new ideas, platform-wise. I’ve been reading Create Your Writer Platform by the very helpful Chuck Sambuchino, and Goodreads For Authors by Michelle Campbell-Scott is next on my list. This means that with everything I want to accomplish next year, it’s imperative I manage my time more effectively than ever. To this end I’ve started a fresh new writer’s notebook/journal to keep track of, well, ALL THE THINGS.
- Revision Firestorm. No, I didn’t set my manuscript trunk ablaze in righteous writerly fury. No, really. Those fire trucks you hear have nothing to do with me. Ahem. ANYWAY, Round 2 of Editorial Revisions for Brighid’s Mark are back with Editor Awesome, and just under the deadline wire, and now we are officially out of Editoral Rounds and into Final Line Edits with Editor Eagle-Eye. I’m now revising my way through Keepers: Origins #1 and Keepers #3 with those same notes in mind. I want both polished and ready to go by the end of the month/year.
- Drafting Fandango. With Keepers: Origins on the Revision burner, I’m turning my daily word count/drafting goal back toward The Minstrel’s Daughter. Aka the Novel That Just Won’t End. I need this story. It’s my One Ring. I love it, but it’s slowly driving me mad and killing me by inches the more time I spend away from it. IT MUST BE MINE!!
To this end I have to double down on my 1,000 words/day drafting goal to over 2,000. Basically, if I average about 2,100 words a day, every day, for the rest of December, then I’ll have a rough draft of Big Dang Projeckt. FINALLY. Fortunately I have some time off from Day Jobbery coming for the holidays, so naturally I’m going to push this word count goal even further so I might actually be able to Christmas Day off. Cuz, yanno, NEW GAMES YAY. And the Tech Monkey’s traditional Christmas Feast would make all of Whoville hang their heads in shame.
So I have quite a lot to accomplish by the end of the year, but I’m in the home stretch.
BTW, if anyone knows why I can’t updated/add image widgets on my WordPress sidebar, I’d LOVE to know. Seriously. *grumble*
How about you guys? Are you slowing down in anticipation the holidays, or are you accelerating toward the finish line?