I’m trying to get more organized NOW instead of waiting until Jan. I always start out the year well, but then get busy and lazy. I work best when I make myself state weekly goals, and then reassess each week to see how all that panned out. I’ve got so much to do that if I don’t keep a list and read it regularly, I simply forget. I really hate spinning my wheels, too, so I’m going to work harder on keeping up on my calendar and to-do this month. I’d like to get a lot of baking done with the girls this month, which I never seem to have time to do because I’m running around last minute Xmas shopping, finishing the NaNo novel, etc.
I printed out 4 months worth of a calendar and used sticky notes to move projects around. I’m sure it’ll change another time or ten before Jan (which is why I used sticky notes!) but at least I have a plan for now.
So far, Dec has been pretty productive. I made one submission and returned Lady Wyre revisions to my editor today. I also made a trip to the post office (you know how much fun that can be, especially in Dec!), but I didn’t get all mailings out yet. I ran out of padded envelopes, but a trip to Sam’s Club resolved that! I’ve got just a few more to drop in the mail.
This week, I need to access where I am with the new novella (Phantom) and brainstorm a bunch of new stuff for Lady Wyre (one of my favorite things to do). While running through her edits this weekend, I took notes of all place names, character elements, and “backstory” mentions that I might need to remember for the prequel. I’ve got one major event to figure out — namely, a faked death! — and then I can move on to plotting a new Lady Wyre novella, which will set up events for Seven Crows quite nicely.
Ah, I love it when a plan comes together, and I didn’t even know there was a plan.
After that….Vicki revisions!