30 days hath September, April, June and November
All the rest have 31
Excepting February alone, which has 28 days clear
And 29 in each leap year.
~school rhyme, credited to…. Anon?
Right. I know that rhyme. I’ve known it for years. And yet something told me that last week’s post was my last post of March. -_- I have no idea what’s up with my head. Nor do I have any idea what to write about today, as I planned to blog about yesterday’s conference. But that post is designed to be the start of the A2Z Challenge.
*sigh* Grump. Whine. Bitch. Moan.
Okay. Something else.
My Plans All Over In A Wink
It doesn’t do any harm to tell you about this now and leave tomorrow’s post for more about the conference. In fact, I’m going to open up this post to Raven so we can have a chat with you together. I think this is the simplest way to do it.
Simplest… heh. Yeah.
Okay. You all strapped in?
IY: Here goes. We’re changing up our plans.
RS: Yup. There’s too much on our collective plates and The Shared Brain is wimping out on us.
IY: Not wimping out so much as needing a change of pace.
RS: No, she’s wimping out. But it’s okay. I forgive her.
IY: Only because you’re first.
RS: Yep. *smug* And before you get all pissy about it, you’d better explain.
IY: Yeah, thanks.
The Brain is working on Slippers & Chains, the Meeting Each Other series and Silk Over Razor Blades all at the same time. Each project is at different stage so The Brain has decided to break things down a bit. Take each project one at a time and get them done. Done, as in, to the next stage, whether that be sent off to betas, sent to editors or submitted to small presses.
RS: So she’s going to do one project at a time. Get one done and move to the next and, once these big bi-hatches are out of the way, she can look at simultaneous projects again.
IY: Exactly. Well said. I guess.
RS: So Slippers & Chains is first. I’m going to work on that, getting those niggling edits done and sent out to betas.
IY: Then I’m going to do Silk Over Razor Blades. Finish my niggling edits and send the file to betas.
RS: Notice that Meeting Each Other hasn’t had a mention yet? That’s because I’m taking a break from it. The series is at the half way point so this is a good point to stop, take stock. I can get some of the larger projects out of the way (including those readings I promised you!) and come back to the series at a later date.
Don’t worry if you’re really enjoying the series; I will finish it. That’s a promise.
But Slippers & Chains is getting to that point now; you know that feeling of having something bashing at your head, over and over, desperate for your attention?
IY: Like a child tugging on your skirt?
RS: I was thinking more of like a dog humping your leg, but to each his own. Anyway, I think without focusing on it, I’ll never get it out there and that would suck big-time because that story deserves to be told.
IY: Snap. I won’t be starting anything new until SORB is moving and doesn’t need any more changes from me. All the good meaning and planning and organising in the world doesn’t mean anything until I just get it done. No more excuses.
RS: No more excuses.
So that’s the plan.
April is going to be busy, what with the A2Z Challenge, so there will be no ‘goal posts’ for the duration of the month. Our goals, Raven and I, are to edit our respective projects and get our daily posts done. I think that’s more than enough to be getting on with, don’t you?
I hope you guys are moving ahead with your goals and that your blogs (if you’re planning to do the A2Z Challenge) are all lined up and ready to go. I’m looking forward to visiting you through the course of the month.
To the rest of you… I’ll see you in May. Hopefully I’ll have some good news for you. ^_^