IY: Mah Plans 28/03/16

I’ve had a week off. I didn’t mean to exactly, but . . . I’ve not done any sort of writing related work over the past seven days. I’ve not even opened Scrivener. o.O I didn’t plan it but DSB showcased her obsessive personality by discovering a new project she had to finish before I could do anything else.

So she did. Wanna see?

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Yeah. DSB made clothes. As in real clothes she can wear, crafted from huge pieces of cloth, thread, a sewing machine and her own two hands. She even made the patterns herself, modifying them from existing clothes and plans outlined on YouTube.

So instead of using the last week of The Sprogs being at school to work, DSB made LARP clothes. It needed to be done—new characters need new gear and the event is at the start of May, but it’s going to make this post on my week’s progress very boring.

Actions Over The Past Fortnight

~List Crossroads on Amazon and Smashwords

~Come up with four basic ideas that will each carry a novel, featuring characters from the ‘Dead And Alive’ serial (Kailah Turner, Michael Garran and Diavian Hatara)
I’ve got one—I came up with it on one of my daily walks and just blurted it into a voice file on my phone. I need to shift it and write it up so I don’t forget it, but no, not four.

Yeeeeah, no. What I actually did was read the entire Saar’s Legacy series start to finish across four days and make notes about what changes required in ‘On A Knife Point.’ Oops.

~Complete the short story I began for the students over at the local college
Well. Yes, actually. At 12pm this afternoon I thought there was 2-3k words left to go. A couple of minutes ago I finished an incredible marathon on it: two glorious hours in which I bashed out 7k+ words. So yeah . . . the first draft is now complete. Heh, I guess that means I was ready to get back to work. 😉

Activities This Fortnight

Hmm. I guess I should play catch up. This post is something like #996 and, if you recall, I’ll be closing this blog with post 1,000. I really don’t have much time. I think I’ll still list my intentions, but I’ve no idea how it will all pan out.

  • List Crossroads on Amazon and Smashwords
  • Write up the voice file idea for my first ‘Dead And Alive’ novel
  • Generate the base of three more ‘Dead And Alive’ novel ideas


thinking boy, black and white, with questions marks around his head

Credit: ryanlerch at OpenClipArt

I’ve listed these things because I find that I don’t function very well without goals. If I don’t know what I want to do, I end up drifting in a blank sea of ‘waaaaaaaaaaaaaah there’s too much of everything!’ and nothing gets done.

However, I do acknowledge that The Sprogs are around for two weeks and that work time for me will be very limited. Lots of family visits going on which means, for the most part, my work time will be confined to evenings.

I probably won’t get all of those things done. But it doesn’t matter. If I manage some of it, I’m doing pretty well and, frankly put, I reckon I’m ahead of the game anyway. So I’m feeling pretty chilled . . . though that may be the fact that I’m in bed right now and that I’m still swimming on a chocolate high.

Heh, ho hum! ^_^

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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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