Aaaaaaaaand that’s another week gone by. Woohoo!
May seem odd to you, starting my week in the middle of the working week, but arranging my time like this actually works out quite nicely.
Actions Last Week
~Check proof copy of ‘Slippers & Chains: Second Base’
Sorted and I’m super chuffed! Only seven errors that needed to be corrected and simple enough problems that I’ve corrected the lot.
Both the Kindle and the CreateSpace file are complete!
All I need do is wait for one last email from my cover designer and then I can set up all the pre-orders and let the rest happen automatically. Wheeeeee!
~Write 10,000 words of ‘Slippers & Chains: Picking Out Curtains’ ^_^ I know, I know, but at my current wph that should be eeeeeeeeeeasy, even at half an hour a day.
At the time of writing this post, I’m at 12,963 on ‘Picking Out Curtains.’ I’m pleased because each time I sit down to write, the words just spill out of me. It’s wonderful knowing where I’m going and I find that knowing where I want to be before hand has led to a much cleaner draft. Not in terms of SPaG (that’s a mess, because of the speed I’m writing at), but the story itself, the plot, the arc, the structure. All being well, I’m going to need far less structural editing than usual because I have most of that stuff sorted out now. It’s actually really liberating and is making it easier for me to just sit and write. I worry much less and my current production rate is 3,069 words per hour. Not bad, right? ^_^
~Edit my Smexxy Snippet.
Done and read aloud using Word’s read feature. The piece is now ready to send to my alpha readers (or my Bed Buddies. If you’d like to be one of the people who gets all my stories before everyone else does, so you can give opinions and feedback, I’d love to hear from you!).
I’ve even started writing another one; this with a Femdom angle—something I’ve not done much of before. It’s interesting, let me tell you . . . talk about a weird head space!
Activities For This Week
- Write another 10,000 words of ‘Slippers & Chains: Picking Out Curtains’
- Complete the first draft of my second Smexxy Snippet
- Outline/plan the next eight Smexxy Snippets
Thoughts . . .
Needless to say, I’m very pleased with the affects of outlining on my creative process. Not only is it allowing me to keep my productivity up, but I find that logging the work I do and sprinting in short bursts is producing much more than sitting at the computer for hours on end, bashing away at the keys with only half an idea of where I’m going. Each time I sit down, I’ve added at least another 500 words to the story. It’s incredible!
I don’t think I’ll finish by November—maybe that was a bit too optimistic—but I’ll be a good way along before NaNoWriMo starts. In fact, I’ll be far enough along that I may even let Ileandra write something for that month, to give myself a break. We’ll see.