Monday, January 2, 2012

Post-holiday kickstart

The holidays have been fun. Time off work, lots of good food and wine, family, relaxation and all that. But now 2012 has been rung in, it's time to sweep up the confetti, toss those empties into the recycling and move on. It's time to get back to work.

In reality, I haven't had much of a holiday. People like to go to the movies when they're off work, so I've actually been quite busy. And because of that, I've had about 5 or 6 days away from my WIP. Tonight I decided it was time to get back into it. I'm going away on the 14th, and I really want to be finished with this draft by the time I go. Then I can relax and enjoy my vacation without thinking about the plot twist in chapter 13 and how it might change things in chapter 27...

I think I can do it. I'm about half-way through chapter 28 now, and will hopefully be able to finish that one tomorrow. My old draft is 32 chapters long, but I think this one is going to be a little longer - maybe 34 or 35. But there are a couple of chapters in there that aren't going to need a massive amount of rewriting - not like Chapter 28 which is all new material.

So I think I can get done by the 14th. I hope I can get done by the 14th. Then when I get back from my week at the beach, I can start working on one of the two new projects I have in mind. They're so pretty, so shiny.... I know I'll still need to tweak Boyfriend a little more, but it will be nice to work on something new. I've been working on The Boyfriend Plague since June, pretty much non-stop.

What are your post-holiday goals? Do you have something that's kicking you into gear to get going?


  1. So glad to hear I'm not the only one not totally relaxing on my vacation. I've only had two partial days to get any of my ms looked at. Hoping to get some more done this am. Enjoy your vacation and best of luck finishing up. :-)

  2. I'm pushing to finish my WIP by about the same time frame. I hope you have success with yours.

  3. Thanks Cynthia!

    And good luck Tasha. Let me know how you get on...

  4. I used to manage theaters/cinemas, so I remember that holiday rush well. I always had to work the holidays, blizzards, etc. I think postal workers got more time off than we did! I hope you can get your work done on your MS.

  5. Oh yes. there's nothing like bad weather to pump up business at a cinema. So the New Year weekend was a bumper one with all that rain.