IY: Mah Plans 13/04

Football goal posts from OpenClipArtMonday again. Boy it goes so fast! Can’t even keep up with it right now. Feel like my head is going round and round in lil, diddy circles.

Maybe I should see someone about that, eh?

. . . Moving on!

Actions Last Week

Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point’
Eeeerm. *checks* 17k.

I know . . . I know! I can’t get my head around it myself, but it doesn’t add up otherwise. The scrivener document is currently sitting at 72, 723 words, and I’m (half) certain that the last time I checked it, I was only at 55k. So . . . count with me. That makes 17k (give or take 100 or so, right?).

I can’t figure out how I’ve done this with a full day off in the middle of the week when we went to Dorking, and lots of evenings off for feeling crappy. DSB recorded podcasts and worked on Caladria and read and binged on Buffy so, personally, I have no clue how I managed to write so much. But numbers don’t lie.

This week, however, I’m actually going to put a figure in the goal so I know what I’m aiming for. I think that will help me stay on track with where I am in words per week.

Order new ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ proof
No. And I’m ready, so, so ready, but the modified file for the cover art is still with my illustrator. He’s yet to send it. So I can’t order the proof yet.

Activities For The Week

Well . . . there is somewhat less time to work this week but there will be less upheaval (hopefully) so I should be able to go back to my usual scheduling. Let’s see:

  • Write 10k words of ‘On A Knife Point’ (so total word count 82k)
  • Order new ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ proof
  • Write this month’s newsletter and distribute
  • Prepare for April Fox Bites


Ooo! Yes, I forgot about this. Remember last month I talked about the new author reading event in town and how I’d been able to read? I’m still waiting on video files, though that’s neither here nor there. No, no. I want to tell you I’ll be reading again this month!

wpid-img-20150221-wa0013.jpgI’ve decided to go for another snippet from ‘Silk Over Razor Blades’ and I’ll have the proof with me this time, so that will be nice. I was really (really!) hoping to have the book for sale by then, but there’s just no way to arrange that or even have a pre-order link available. So I’m just going to have to suck it up and wait.

But . . . ! If you’re a Leicester person and you’re in the area this Saturday, pop over the Cafe Malveen at around 3pm and listen to a bunch of local writers read their words. It’s looking to be a great event!

As to my goals and the like, I seem to be on track. I have occasional slow periods with ‘On A Knife Point’ (not that you’d know that from my last word count o.O) though I know that’s because I’m reaching the end. Just like any other footrace I always seem to slow down at the end. But I’ll get there. I know I will.

Have a good week people! *kisses*

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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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