IY: Mah Plans 23/03

Football goal posts from OpenClipArtThis week is going to be hell. -_-

I’m not normally such a pessimist (am I?) but I learned last week that our nursery is closing down. Ha . . . ‘is closing down’, I mean HAS closed down. Today was the last day. It’s done. Gone. Finito. Which means my usual ‘days off’ in which I work while the boys are away, are now going to be filled with boy-time.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my boys, but those two days off prevented me from murderising them horribly. Today has been all about looking for a new place to take them on and finding schools to sign them up to.

Yeah. I know. School. SCHOOL?! That snuck up on me. My boys will start pre-school/reception class THIS September. *dies*

Anyway . . .

Actions Last Week

Complete another x10 chapters of specific ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ edits, looking at Lenina’s reactions to big plot points, the romantic build between her and Tristen and dialogue of both characters, plus that of Saar, Nick and Ramona (and Verni actually)
Done. In fact the whole lot is done. I reached a point where it just made sense to keep going. Which is good. And I’m glad I did because I found a semi-huge continuity issue which would have bitten me in the arse come ‘Walking The Razor’s Edge’ if I hadn’t fixed it now. So I’m happy. I also utterly removed reference and actions of a set of characters that do nothing for the story. They may pop up later in the trilogy, but since ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ is about Lenina’s journey to vamp-dom (hehee) there was no need to have them there.

Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point.’
No . . . I can’t have. I’m not sure.
No. No, I haven’t. I’m just shy of 40k and though I didn’t record this week’s output it certainly wasn’t anywhere near 10k.
Meh. I used ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ as an excuse but now I’m wearing thin on those. Now there are fewer things to distract me, I think I’ll find it easier to keep writing. And I keep having little lightbulb moments to fix the problems I was talking about last week and I know I’m having those as a result of working on ‘Silk Over Razor Blades.’ So I’m a happy bunny all over!

Activities For The Week

  • Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point.’


One of this month’s goals is complete but to meet the other I’d need to write something along the lines of 35k in eight days.

I can do it – I’ve done it before – but I’m certainly not going to try. Just . . . noooooo! It would be daft and I’d only muck myself up and get into a tiz about it. When I get to the end of the month I’ll look at the targets again and stretch them out to make them more manageable, rather than trying to do the crazy. Especially without those two days of work in the middle of the week.

On the flip of that, however, I’m in a good place right now. Things are ticking along merrily and I only have a few things to do when it comes to my own projects. It’s just a shame that those things are so big. :p Projects for other people (like Caladria) are going nicely too. In fact, one of us owes you a post about that. I may let DSB do it on Wednesday since that’s when issue #3 releases.

How is the month treating you guys so far? It’s nearly over, are you nearing your goals?new ileandra signature,

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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3 Responses to IY: Mah Plans 23/03

  1. Blimey! Talk about shock news from the nursery. Not good, and I can’t believe your boys are going to reception class in September…No it isn’t true surely?

    Anyway, looks like you’ll be very busy this week. good luck with your goals, I hope you get some of them done, but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t… 🙂 Have a good week.


    • Yeeeeah, that really seemed to come out of the blue. Reception and then real ‘big school’ in Sept 2016. Can’t believe it. Nearly cried when I figured it out. *sniffle*


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