So, after I get the kids off to school/creche this morning, and I've finished my spin class at the gym, I'm off to the library (it's too cold to write at home at this time of year) for 2.5 hours of nonstop writing time. I'm aiming to knock out the first two chapters. We'll see how we go.
I'm not an outliner, but I have written myself some notes for this one, just a few lines to guide me from chapter to chapter. It's a more complicated story than any I've attempted before, because there are two very significant things going on in my MC's life at the same time. In fact, each feeds the other, so I need to make sure the balance between the two is right. Hence, a little outlining. We'll see how it works out for me. I imagine by halfway through the book, I'll have veered so far away from the notes I'll need search and rescue to find me and drag me back.
Let's see if this self-imposed deadline gets the hoped-for result. Do you give yourself deadlines? Can you stick to them?