Saturday, October 17, 2015
A Plan of Attack
I am proud of myself. Yesterday, I just went out and looked at my sales reports for my novel and short stories. Nothing, notta. I haven’t sold anything in at least three months, but it is probably more like eight or nine months. I think I am okay with that. But it does mean that I have a crap load of work to do. I need to get this book done and started on the next book. I need a plan of attack.
First, I need to finish up my current work. I gave myself 10 days to read my novel, make notes, and get a plan of what needs to be done. I am halfway through this thanks to the sandwich call. Melissa is doing great with that. I am very blessed to have her helping. The rest of October needs to be writing the rest of the scenes and editing with my note cards. At the same time, I have to write up an outline for book three. In my spare time, I have to read the instruction of how to get book one into CreateSpace. I am very tired of not having a paper version of the book.
Second, in November, I will send my book to my first readers. I will give them a couple days head start and then send the first two chapters to my editor. I will give her the rest as my readers get finished. I will continue work in CreateSpace. The big task will be writing 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo. The words will marry up to the 26,000+ words I have already done for book 3.
Third, in December, I will start formatting and uploading book 1 to CreateSpace. I will design a book cover for book 2 and work edits. I will continue to write book 3. I will format and upload my “Crosses” short story to Kindle and Smashwords.
Wow, that is a crap load of work. Plus, I forgot that I want to keep blogging. I had thought to go to a movie this week as an artist date, nope. Instead, I will take the camera to do a 10 to 20 minute shoot of something historical. I need to get pages read and edited.