Okay, that has nothing to do with the blog post but I’ve been annoying people with that line all day so thought I’d inflict it on my readers, too.
I just finished three night shifts at work and may ask to change my schedule from a day/evening rotation to evenings and nights. I think that will work better sleep-wise (at least, once I adjust to evening shift hours again) and will also (hopefully) lead to increased productivity as far as writing goes. (Night shift has very little in the way of med pass, and I had all of the other shift responsibilities done by 12:30 last night. There is also only one nurse on nights so I had about five and a half hours all to myself.)
So, last night (in the wee morning hours) I pieced together a schedule for finishing the current edits on The Academy of the Accord by the end of next year. Now, let’s see if I can stick to it.
I need to see if I can get some other projects worked in around it. Maybe if I finish a monthly goal early I can work on something else? Or use 750words.com to work on other projects daily throughout the year?
I’ll figure something out; there’s still a week before the new year starts and I lay out my impossible goals.
I do know that I’ll be using the Camp NaNoWriMo sessions to work on editing.
(Okay, I know that I’m planning to use Camp NaNoWriMo sessions to work on editing. We all know that plot bunnies happen, though.)
Is the series still coming out in 2020? Ehhhh… Maybe. I’d like it to, but I don’t want to rush it. there are still a couple books that I never actually finished/wrapped up, and here are a lot of inconsistencies to work out. There are also some side stories that I’d like to write, either as a bonus for readers or for a side publication.
(And even as I was writing this post another development/layer to the series appeared. I like it. One of the books is a little light on plot and it’s going to help tie it into the overall series arc a little tighter.)
So, while I’d like 2020 to still happen, it may not happen until 20201. We’ll see how 2018 goes.
On a brighter note, if I hold onto my 2018 goals, 2019 looks like a fairly easy year, just doing final checks and such, which means I can maybe work on other projects then too. I have a bunch of stuff that is close to being ready to publish. Or at least, a bunch of stuff that is written and ready to begin getting ready for publication.