If you've been around awhile, you know I can't say PLAN without a cackle. *cough* So I was suffering from NaNoLag for a few days there, even though the book wasn't done. (in fact I think I am still suffering from it to a lesser degree) I just couldn't make myself keep going. It was compounded with a sick daughter, the death of the loved one of someone I care about, and just general holiday chaos, but for a few days there, I just couldn't reengage my mojo.
I STILL though, need a push to get back on track on the other stuff, as I have a book to finish this month for my Cozy contract. Some of you may not get my panic about it... it isn't due until June 30, but the fact of the matter is my revision method requires some down time. So I thought I'd share my PLAN—BUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Write on Chrysanthemum Campaign (CC) like a WriMo—an hour sprint each evening. An hour in the tub later. Three sprints on weekends. No exceptions. At that rate I should manage 2000 word a day weekdays and 5000 weekend days up to the slowdown point (the ¾ mark). That is 20K a week for the next two, then I will slow to maybe 15K... possibly ten, but it is enough I can finish this month.
January: CC will SIT for a month (except some typing of what was already written). I will revise LEGACY for ABNA. LEGACY is relatively clean, but I have had a few recommendations and need a lot of work on pitch and such.
February: Revise CC on my own. Immerse in ABNA--February is the biggest month for this. Finish typing What Ales Me.
March: Send CC to peers with strict one-month deadline. Revise 'What Ales Me'. Work on promotional plan for AZALEA ASSAULT.
April: Peer recommended revisions for CC. Send What Ales Me to peers.
May: Beta read carefully CC. Execute promo stuff.
So at least there is a path again. I feel some relief about that. I am in a bit of a blog funk, too. Should be better soon, as I have 12 days of Christmas plans. But at the moment, I feel like I'm spinning my wheels just a little.
Today I largely won't be here—I have a funeral to attend. But hopefully that, too, will be getting back on track (the blog visiting, I mean).
And... so we get a little holiday stuff going, my buddy Laura over at the Daily Dodo, along with Lorelei, are hosting a SECRET SANTA event for bloggers. No money involved. Just a little time and creativity. So if you'd like to pass along a gift to a blogger friend for the holidays, go over and check it out!