Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

January Goals Check In

Just over a week into the month so I thought I’d take a look at where I stand with my writing goals.

I have not entered any of the changes to Onyx Sun. I have, however, put it into a different three ring binder and have moved Book 6 of The Academy of the Accord to the flex cover binder that I carry in my backpack, so I’ve been working on the first round of paper edits to it, and they are going much better than expected.  In fact, another good week at work staying on my regular unit and I should be finished with it.

That doesn’t mean that all is peachy-keen and wonderful in my writing world.  This is one of the books that intertwines with two others and I’ve crossed out huge sections to delete and left notes to move stuff to other places, and “cut this but keep that and move it to …”  and made various other sweeping changes that are easier to do on paper than on a screen.

Plus, there are a lot of notes to check stuff in other books.

So I think that when I finish this round of first edits I might take time out and work on putting together my Writer’s Bible for the series. I have it started but I need to get caught up on it a bit and see if I can answer some of the questions I’ve asked in it. (I don’t want to try to put the whole thing together after I finish all twelve first edits. I may be crazy but I’m not insane.)

Anyhow, this week on my days off I have to get to work on Onyx Sun.  I changed my profile picture on Face Book to the makeshift cover I made for it once upon a time for NaNoWriMo to help keep me focused on getting it done.

As for writing… I’ve added maybe five hundred words to the next Elven Bard book. (It’s a sequel to Song and Sword.)  I started it for NaNoWriMo but didn’t get very far due to some events that I let throw me off (and which spawned a bunch of baby plot bunnies that I started writing instead of working on it) so I don’t even have quite 5000 words in it yet.  I want to be at 10K for it by the end of the month.

So, all in all, so far I’m doing pretty good on my goals for the month. I haven’t touched my traveler’s notebook for my writing stuff but that can happen tomorrow or Wednesday when I’m off.  I still need to find a way to track where everything is in the process… I think I’ll spend some time perusing the posts and files in the Bullet Journal Writers group on Face Book to see if anyone has any good layouts.

And then I need to, you know, start using my planners…



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