I have decided, after seeing my good friend Armand Rosamilia do this every week, to write a post every Monday, outlining my plans for the week; my writing plans. I hope that way, I will find myself pushed even further in order to get things done.
Let me start the post by saying, I hate editing. Now, that loathing is coming back to haunt me.
I have about 120,000 words of short stories, which I plan to spread over 3 ebooks that need to be edited.
I think, I am going to make this the primary focus of my week.
I edit in hardcopy first, with a red pen… yes, a real red pen. Then I go through and type up the changes.
I have 60 pages left to red pen edit in the first collection. Now, with three writing sessions a day, equating to about 2 maybe 2 and a half hours, I should be able to get a good load done.
My goal is to write in the mornings before work. My brain is often at its most creative in the early hours of the day. I will then edit during my lunch break at work, and then in the evenings. I figure if I really knuckle down, I should get the 60 pages done by the end of the week, and then next week have them typed up. I lower my standard 750 a day target on the novel to 500 and if need be I’ll set my alarm fifteen minutes earlier for the second half of the week.
Of course, this all depends on my kids sleeping and not waking up at 04.30 with my alarm. Although, if they wake earlier, then I am downstairs earlier, and can write even more… oh the double edged sword of parenting.
I hope you all have a great week of writing, and I would love to hear what goals you have set for yourself.