Another week starts

And I’m on top of things!

Well, sort of. I know everything I want to get done, and all I need is a week to do it: a week for editing a novel, a week to devote to freelance work, a week to devote to SFWA projects, a week to devote to projects around the house — all to occur during the coming week while I simultaneously write on the current novel and outline the novella that takes place between the novels.

So … any tips on getting five weeks’ worth of stuff done in one week?

Today, I did the usual family stuff — laundry and groceries — and started the novel edit, which netted me an additional 266 words. (I write spare and often have to add description later. Some writers aim to cut 10% when they edit; I might wind up adding that much.)

I hope your week’s off to a good start. Let’s end March on a high note!

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  1. Knowing what you have to do is half the battle! If you know further how much of each item should happen on each day, you can write down daily task lists, then hide all of them but one day. Then you’re just looking at one day’s worth of stuff. The fact that it’s five week’s worth of one day’s worth? Don’t think about that part. Shh…I won’t tell. 🙂

    • Yeah, it’s a little hard when my daily to-do list looks like a weekly one. 😉

      The worst part is that there’s so much to do, it’s hard to make myself sit down and do any of it. (Looking at the clock now … eep!)

      All right, 100 new words and one scene edited, coming up.

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