Well, looks like I’m doing better this week. I’ve actually been able to do some of my work in a balance with Ileandra that keeps us both happy. In fact, she’ll probably be finished the deep edits on her novel by the time it gets to Monday. Lucky.
It’s a new month now, so I need to look back as well as ahead. Let’s start with last week first, however.
~Complete deep edits on ‘Bill’ and get it ready to send out to betas.
Not complete, but progress has been made. When I was reading through my notes on the first half I realised that the female character just didn’t make sense. Not only was Bill pissed off with her, but I was too; she was dumb. And confusing. o.O So I’ve re-written the first section so it makes more sense (and better reflects how people actually behave!). It’s put me behind, but the story is better for it. Now to keep going.
~Choose February’s indie book to review (and start reading)
Yep. Picked a book from Smashwords this time and it should be on my Kindle. Ready to start reading! On another note, January’s review will be published on Saturday, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out for that.
~Draft outline of next in Slippers & Chains series (Second Base)
No. Not sure why. I seem to have an aversion to starting this for reasons I really don’t understand. *sigh* I need to pull my finger out and get the hell on with it because the ‘Meeting Each Other’ series will be out in full well before my original estimate. Which means I need something new in the pipeline.
On that note, don’t forget to vote on the first part of Slippers & Chains, by the way. Video files on YouTube or downloadable audio files that you can get from this blog. You’ve got another two weeks to vote on what you prefer. Do so here:
Right. That’s that.
January, in so far as getting stuff done has been good over all, but I still feel the need to push that little bit harder. Guess that’s just what I’m like.
Last Month’s Goals
Ensure ‘Carol, Niall & Lin’ is ready for publication and hit ‘go’
~Yep. It’s done! Available to buy over at Amazon UK, Smashwords, Amazon US and while Kobo is dragging its heels it will be there soon too.
Ready at least four sections of Slippers & Chain for reading… then read them
~This goal is moot since I changed my plans in that regard, but I do still need to do some work towards this novella. It’s stagnating. 😦
Start building static solo site
~Started. Progress is slow, but I knew it would be since the focus is on writing and editing. I’m learning more about spending my time wisely and this is just another example of that. But it will happen.
February 2014 Goals
Get ‘Bill’ edited and sent to betas
Start initial editing notes on ‘Eric & Morgan’
Read and review one erotic indie book
On completion of the poll (see above) make a start on recording Slippers & Chains (pt1)
I reckon that should be enough to get on with for a month far shorter than the others.
Complete deep edits on ‘Bill’. No excuses now; just get it done.
Start collecting betas for ‘Bill’. I need at least four folk happy to read erotica. I have one for sure and two maybes. Any takers? 😉
Start reading February’s indie review book
Done. Now… my computer is giving me grief with repeated instances of the BLUE SCREEN OF DEEEEEEEEEEEEEATH so I’m gonna look at it.
You lot have a good week and try to behave yourselves. 😉
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