Oh my gosh, it’s a new quarter already!
2017 is just flying by. If it could slow down a just a smidge I would be fine with that, actually. No? Alright then.
Here’s a recap of my goals for the year, in case you don’t want to go back and read the original post:
Overall goals for the year:
Edit and(Finished, Q1/Q2/Q3) Publish “The Stars Are Fire” (now titled “Doubt The Stars”); Write(Finished, Q2), Edit, and Post “Good Intentions”; Finish Writing “Double The Baggins, Twice The Took”(Finished, Q3); Finish Writing “Wonderland Reclaimed”; Write first draft of Tempest in Space novel (tentatively titled “Such Stuff As Dreams”)
So, my goals this year haven’t quite lined up the way I would have liked them to. I’ve gotten a lot of things done, just not quite as quickly as I imagined I would. I’m already making notes of what went wrong and how to craft better goals for next year, so this weirdness shouldn’t happen again.
For now, here’s my WordKeeperAlpha graph for the year so far, just so you can see what I’ve accomplished:
The productivity has definitely trended down this quarter, as I kind of hit my burn out point (and also, you know, Harvey’s an asshole).
Alright, here’s the month by month breakdown.
Quarter Three, 2017- Review
July- Camp NaNoWriMo: Finish writing DBTT, begin on the sequel (50,000 words total); Post two chapters of DBTT; Receive feedback from “Doubt The Stars” content editor and begin necessary changes; Pre-edit prep for “Good Intentions”.
- I did everything here except the “Good Intentions” prep. That’s pretty much the theme of this past quarter. Poor “Good Intentions” just got pushed to the side so much.
I feel bad about it, but there it is. I did do Marvel things though, because I started “Broken Parts” which I’m very happy about. And I ended up finishing DBTT and the sequel, which was more than I thought I would do, so yay!
August- Begin edits on “Good Intentions”; Finish content edits on “Doubt The Stars” and send to copy-editor; Complete cover design contest; Post last three chapters of DBTT and first two chapters of sequel; Write 5,000 words on DBTT sequel.
- Oh, the cover design! So, I didn’t do 99designs, like I had intended. I actually went with a cover designer whose work I was already familiar with, and she did SUCH A GOOD JOB!
I’m just gonna plug her again, because seriously, you guys. Seriously: Ash K. Alexander.
Oh, and this was the beginning of Harvey’s unwelcome visit to my area, so…yeah. I got writing done, but some of my chapters didn’t get posted. I did write over my 5k words, just not on the story I planned (because it was already done! \o/). Overall, it wasn’t a complete loss. Except “Good Intentions”. RIP my good intentions for this fic.
September- Complete edits on “Good Intentions”; Make copy edits on “Doubt The Stars” and send to proofreader; Finish final touches for publishing; Post four chapters of DBTT sequel and write 5,000 words.
- Hey, I finally started the “Good Intentions” edits!
I got the copy edits on Doubt The Stars done (barely), but I didn’t get it sent to the proofreader until October (not my fault, there was a delay I didn’t anticipate). So I’m a little behind on that, but it’s going to work out, I think. More on that as it develops. I got all my chapters posted and I managed to write 2,168 words. So I didn’t fall quite as far behind on this month, despite my sad looking bar graph.
Quarter Four, 2017- Goals
I have a love/hate relationship with Q4. On the one hand, the holidays and NaNo. On the other hand…the holidays! And NaNo! Let’s see what we can do with these last few months of 2017.
October- Edit 20 scenes of “Good Intentions”; Outline “Such Stuff As Dreams”; Post final four chapters of “Fading Flower, Broken Stone”.
November- National Novel Writing Month: “Such Stuff As Dreams”
December- Off Month! Beta-read novels, catch up on sleep, TV, sanity, etc. Plan 2018.
I know, it doesn’t look like much, but…I need this, guys. Just…trust me.
See you guys next time!