I took on more this November than most. My plate is definitely full. Thankfully, most of it is going well.
First there’s my NaNo novel Goddess Investigations. Granted I worked on it in fits and starts this past week, but that’s not uncommon or unusual even during NaNo. I’m still working on Ritual Dreams as well. I suspect it will release in the first quarter of 2018.
Plus, I am content editing/history checking 2 other novels by different authors. Those two jobs are fairly easy. I consider them “afternoon” work. Meaning I work on them in the afternoon when the pain killers have stopped working and my brain can’t process being creative. And while it’s “easy” it’s also slow. I feel they need my critical thinking brain and a line by line read. I’m averaging 4 chapters a day on one of them. I couldn’t do this kind of work all the time. I don’t have the focus and self discipline to do it more than once in a while.
I have The Dysfunctional Expansion on my plate as well. And the next Nephilim Narrative has been started but it’s going no where in a hurry. I have too many story ideas and not enough time to get them all out. It’s not an uncommon occurrence. But it is an annoyance. I used to be able to churn out 5 or 6 books a year. I hate that it’s basically not an option anymore.
Dictation of stories started early this year. On November 8th, we got 3 inches of snow. Coupled with a cold front that moved in. It’s not really the snow that’s the problem, it’s the cold that came with it. Normally, it’s late November or early December before I have to break out the gloves and hand warmers for use inside my house.
Anyway, here’s the condensed list of November Goals:
- Goddess Investigations – At least 50,000 words this month
- Here Be Dragons (not the real title) by C. Patt.
- Aliens and Cloaks (not the real title) by LH
- Ritual Dreams (after I finish my 50,000 word goal)
- Ritual Dreams (Finished by December 31st)
- Goddess Investigations (Finished by December 31st – while 50,000 words is technically a novel, mine usually run closer to 75,000 words and a lot of my fun paranormal novels run over 100,000 I think Goddess Investigations will be much closer to 100,000 than 75,000)