Notes from the Sofa

I managed to rouse up enough decent-feelings to get the novella finished and back to my editor. I finally settled on the point in which to break for novella #2. Which means Three Days of Night is still chugging along, if not slightly behind the schedule I was hoping for. I’m still struggling to come to terms with this whole not-temporary illness aspect and the idea that some days I just really might not be capable to productive writing. Or any writing.

One thing I have learned is that if I feel up for writing, it doesn’t matter what time it is. That’s what I need to do. Definitely saw 3am this morning, which I haven’t seen in a long time. But I have a solid 700 words to show for it. Not bad since I literally spent the entire day on the couch trying not to pass out with a migraine and general fatigue.

Plan-wise, here’s where I’m at:

  • Novella #1 – in for round two of edits, pulling for a September release. Covers for whole trilogy are in the works.
  • Novella #2 – 10% drafted, convincing myself November is still possible, though in reality, probably not.
  • Short Story #1 – written, revised, just needs my proofreader. Cover done. Scheduled for October.
  • Novel #1 – 15% drafted, targeting a March or April release, but we’ll see.

I’m frustrated with not meeting my goals, but there’s really nothing to be done about it. The two weeks I needed to get my first round of edits done ended up being almost a month due to soul-crushing illness. I’ve already accepted the dropping of a short story from my plans. Though I suppose if I really wanted to, I could clean something up from my drawer and put that out.

I’m trying not to whine. I’m doing my best to not be grouchy. I think I’m failing on all of these fronts. This all just may end up a terrible disaster. We’ll see. I’m in this for the long haul though, whatever that is.

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