I AM A MACHIIIIIIIIIIIE!!!! ^_^
Scratch the preamble, let me just tell you why. 🙂
Actions Last Week
Write 10k of the new novella ‘Dead or Alive’
14k. Again. I’ve finished it. The draft is done as of 9.30pm last night! It’s now 36.5k rather than 34k, but even that is amazing. I thought it would have to go waaaaay over, but by the time I got to the last few chapters there was just no need. The story was told with a little overrun of 2.5k. I feel like I should… I don’t know. I need to do something big to celebrate this because it isn’t a small thing I’ve managed to do. ^_^ Then again, I did buy myself a little present…
Send this month’s newsletter to subscribers
Done. Went out last night at 6:30pm with all the latest goss. 😉 If you want in, you know what to do, right?
Contact Karen regarding ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ formatting
Sorted. No response yet, but not everyone is mad like me; most folk don’t work Sundays and she’s away until Feb 23 anyway. I’ll give her a chance to have a look and see if she can slot me in at all. If not, I’ll have to do the formatting myself. Then again, with the base that she’s already done for me that shouldn’t be too tricky *fingers crossed*.
Meet with Dave about ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ cover art
Done. Met with him on Thursday. Seriously, if you’re looking for original art work you need to contact this man. He’s so talented and just so… nice. A real, genuine pleasure to work with and I will certainly be stalking him for other projects.
Activities For The Week
Well. Given that ‘Dead or Alive’ is done and that most of this month’s activities are now secure, all I need do is get to work on ‘On A Knife Point’ (third in the ‘Saar’s Legacy’ trilogy).
My target word count for this first draft is 100k, so to keep on my schedule written up at the start of the year, I need to write 12.5k words a week.
Ha… after ‘Dead or Alive’ this should be a piece of pie (ultimate jinx!).
- Write 12.5k words of ‘On A Knife Point’
What I do need to consider, however, is edits for ‘Silk Over Razor Blades‘, as highlighted by Angry Robot. So… I need to add something else to this list.
- Read half of ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ to highlight ‘underwritten’ passages
That’s plenty to be getting on with. I’m still a bit frail and Dave has tonnes of work to do meaning it’s all hands on deck regards the Sprogs. It’s like that normally, but I’m not going to be able to lean on him for support the way I usually do. He has to finish this project and next week is going to be a complete write-off as he has a funeral to attend and I want to be there for him in whatever capacity he needs me. 😦
I want to support him AND look after my kids AND work on my career (and be healthy and not ill all the time, I suppose). Some days it feels like it just can’t be done. Others, I look back at my goals and know it can.
Let’s just see what this week brings.