Yesterday I wrote a bit about what I am aiming to achieve this week. Although I am not going to set myself any writing targets, because I never hit them, I am setting myself a few goals outside of writing. As I said I need to spend some time in our chicken run carrying out some maintenance bits and pieces. I also want to clean all the rubbish out of my car (it’s a disgrace at the moment) so that’s another hour of an evening. I’m also going to see Iron Man 3 tomorrow. Which now occurs to me that I won’t get much writing done this week but I’m still going to do at least a little bit a day.
At the moment I’m going through what We have already written and this part is pretty tidy so I haven’t added too many words yet but I’ve worked through about twenty five pages. I have got a lot hand written and ready to be put into the story.
I have a short story edit notes to look through from one of my fabulous Beta readers. What I’m thinking about doing with this is go through the notes, sit on it for a week and then look at them again and go through and make the changes I agree with. This shot is in my vampire series and is the first in the timeline. I’d like to get all of these polished and put into a collection. I was thinking about adjusting them so they are one story but I think it’ll ruin the stories so I’ll keep them as tied in short stories. I guess they’ll end up like a tv series type format, one overall plot line with individual stories in each stories. I haven’t shown any of these to my other main Beta reader yet because I am going to make some major changes to the stories, in particular elements in the first of the stories.
Short story wise I have eight or nine that need to be looked at and tidied up. I finished one at the start of last week. I’m pretty happy with it but will give it a quick once over to make sure I haven’t missed anything. I’m going to work on a short story in between longer works, which will not be the quickest way of getting them tidied up but I’m trying to work on balancing out the work. I may work on one while I’m working on a novel like I’m going to try with this short story, but only if it does not slow down my work on the novel.
How do you structure your writing timetable?
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