Mah Goals – wc 20/01

Monday again! The first day of my week. A day of assessment. Evaluation. Fluffy talk about grown up things that makes me feel smarter than I actually am. :p

Seems to me that separating my goals from Raven’s has been something of a double edged sword. Knowing what I need to do is nice since it is no longer clouded by other projects. But I have to say, I still look at her lists and feel like I’m lagging behind. That’s weird, right? That must be weird.


Last Week

Contact my lovely photographer about photoshoot for me and Raven
Yes! We’re booked in for Saturday and it’s going to be AWESOME! Looking forward to these shots soooo much!

Finalise decisions about the website to come; hosting options, colour schemes and exact content
I put that to one side in favour of writing, which is no bad thing. But I do need to kick things in gear pretty soon.

Gather together list of existing contacts and create a list for future projects
Fresh list is started and I’m now adding in details. Soon I’ll have a list of people ready to help me all in one place, including beta readers, cover artists, editors and proofreaders.

Start reading SORB (send to Kindle for portability) and dedicate a workbook to notes which will be made by chapter.
The workbook was a crap idea. Having it on the Kindle wasn’t bad, but I like to annotate directly onto the text. In light of that I’ve printed the whole thing. All 412 double spaced pages of it (!!!). I’ve nearly finished it too and identified at least three chapters that do crap-all for the plot and need to be wholly axed. I’ve also found several character holes and plot abysses (is that the plural) that need to be filled in order for the ending to work. At the moment it feels forced, with my characters doing a bunch of things that are against their nature. Which is dumb.
^_^ Despite that… I love editing! Something I never thought I’d say.

This Week

  • Finish my read of SORB and construct timeline/diagram to show series of events, as things are a little muddle din my head
  • Finalise what I plan to wear for the photoshoot
  • Start in depth research into aspects of ancient history relevant to SORB (no spoilers, but if you like Egyptians, you’ll like this!)
  • Draft in depth outline of WTRE (I know it’s FAR earlier than anticipated, but why wait if I can start writing sooner?)

I feel so good right now. So productive and keen. I’ve also had very little sleep but apparently that’s handy for keeping the creative juices flowing. I’ve had a brilliant week, a fantastic weekend and I’m ready to do it all over again.

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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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6 Responses to Mah Goals – wc 20/01

  1. So organized… So impressive!

    Hey, keep me on your contacts list for beta-readers, eh? I really enjoyed doing it and hope you’ll have me back.



  2. Best of luck, Ileandra. I don’t know how you do it!


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