Since this month is NaNoWriMo, I've been busy working on two novels: Reigned and Reforged. I have also spent work days finishing my edits on Reborn, which I hope to be ready to send to beta readers by November 25. *crosses fingers*
With this month being so busy, I've realized I need to give myself more time for things on my to-do lists. Just because I have a day job I can sometimes edit/write/blog at, it doesn't mean I have eight hours of uninterrupted time to do my other work. I was thinking next year that I would try to publish four works a year, but now I'm thinking two to three might be more feasible, so it's changed up my goals a bit.
Here are my December goals:
- Edit Neighbors of Foxwick short stories based on my critique partners' suggestions. I hope to finish this up the first three weeks of December, so I can take a break from the stories before proofreading/formatting/publishing them for the February 2014 release.
- Continue to write in Reigned. I'd love to get another 20,000 words written in Reigned in December, but I'll be happy with any writing. My goal is to finish this novel by the end of January 2014.
- Consider changes to the outline for Reforged, Book Two of The Fate Challenges, and start outlining Redestined, Book Three of The Fate Challenges trilogy. By writing Reforged, I realized the outline needs some work, so I'm going to fix the outline and work on the outline for book three. My goal for Reforged is to start back to rewriting/writing it in February and finish it around May, so I can start Redestined after that. Unfortunately that means Reborn will be out before I write first drafts for books two and three, but I'd rather write the books right than have to do major rewrites afterwards.
160,481 Words Written
2191 Pages Edited
*Stats taken from 1/1/2013-11/19/2013*
Milo James Fowler is hosting a 'Tis More Blessed giveaway every Friday in December. Many authors, including myself, will be giving away books, so if you'd like to sign up and learn more about it, please visit Milo's blog here.