My number one goal for this month is to continue Revision Xibalba. I looked at the first draft, and I have about 28K remaining. Less if I decide I don’t need to keep Dr. Charles Merritt’s POV (which would be 5 POVs–I tend to think that’s too many, although I love the perspective he gives of Xibalba). I will also add 5-10K for the other subplots that I’ve added, specifically the corresponding Dallas threads.
If this was all I were working on, I’m sure I could finish it this month. However, I’d like to not only write but also polish a new novella this month (7 Crows) for a deadline. I have what I think is a really cool world with characters ready to go. It could be the start of a brand new series. I guess I’ll see how it goes. It’s only 20K or so.
My primary priority will continue to be Revision Xibalba. The project is too close to completion to be derailed by a new project, no matter how bright and shiny. Balance. I need balance this month. If you’ve read long, you know that’s not exactly my strongest trait.
I tend to get just a little obsessed.
For now, I’m going to try to go to bed earlier, get up earlier, and see if Dark & Early can help me hit both goals. To make this even more exciting, I might have some editor revisions this month — which will take immediate top priority.
Also, come back around Valentine’s Day for a Characterization Clinic. I’ll post details this week.
February is shaping up to be a wild and crazy month!