The last few weeks have been a little chaotic. Not quite sure why, but between my day-job being crazy busy and a number of social engagements, I've struggled to keep to my regular routine. And that's not just with writing. My gym-going has been spotty to say the least....
But this week I feel like things are beginning to get back to normal (apart from Easter of course, but that doesn't make a huge difference in my life) and I'm setting myself a plan to get everything done that I need to.
Firstly, I'm about 2K away from finishing the first draft of Between Paradise and Nowhere. So that's going to get knocked out tonight. Then I need to go back and fix the three or four funky chapters in the middle. I hope to get through all of that by the end of the week so I can dive back into Stumped, armed with notes from two new beta readers.
The things that need to be done to Stumped aren't huge. Having Laura read it as I wrote it was terrifically helpful in that regard, since she reined me in before I went on any wild tangents. In fact, I feel like this one needs far less revision than anything I've ever written before. So I'm hoping I can get through that one in about 3 or 4 weeks.
Then there's the new idea I've been mulling on.... But I'm not going near that one until I've finished with the other two. Having so many projects in various stages of completion is making me snaky. I like to finish things and have them going out before I dive into a new one. The way this is going, I'm going to wind up having two new books to query at the same time. Which isn't ideal...
And as for querying, I still haven't done much with Sidewalks and I really should get onto that. I'm really not sure why I'm still loathe to send that out.... It's not like I'm a query virgin. I've been doing this for 5 years now. If my skin got any thicker, it'd be an exo-skeleton.
Have you ever felt that way about a project? What did you do?