October 27th, 2013


I have a Plan for the rest of the year.

I realize that I've said this before, but this time it's much more concrete.

I finished the outline of the Angry Bitter Angel novel on the drive out to Colorado (we are visiting the HubbyMom and showing off the Mustang). I have decided that if I can bang out a thousand words per day on it from now until the end of December, that's, you know, 65,000 words, on top of the 20,000 I already have.

So, what I'm going to do is work on ABA for the rest of the year. I'll outline a few shorts in December, then write at a NaNo pace in January, completing a first draft of ABA and rounding out the 50,000-word wordcount with shorts.

That will give me a novel to edit and a few shorts to beat into something good to keep my hand in. I want to write something for this, plus (of course) another Ben story, and another Alex story.

In pursuit of that, I did my thousand words today, so I'm off to a rousing start. We'll see if I can keep that pace up.