Do, Assess, Adjust, Go!

Do, Assess, Adjust, Go!

Do, Assess, Adjust, Go! Dear Blog, The road is paved with good intentions... I think adjustments are in order. Maybe I was a bit too ambitious with my plan. It sounded great in theory. Maybe a little nuts, but overall a great plan. So, I'm still going through edits on my novel and I'm not quite sure who to blame. Okay, just kidding. It's totally me, and maybe my muse for holding out on me during the draft phase. I've added about 8,000 words over the last few days for the scenes I had skipped over in the first draft. It's coming together and I'm happy about the words. Getting a little frustrated that it's taking longer than I had initially allowed. But whatever. So it took a little longer. Big deal. At least it's getting done. Without my insane plan, I'd probably be releasing this new book in April (we're still in February). So, we're making big progress. Now that I'm almost done with No Way Out,...
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The Ticket to Huge Progress

The Ticket to Huge Progress

The Ticket to Huge Progress Dear Blog, Last week, I came up with a plan to take back control of my writing projects and my focus. I've been floundering around lately and not really getting much writing done on any of the projects, other than the first 9,000 words of the new shiny ideas. Since this is a full-time arrangement, it's only acceptable that I'd be able to make a ton of progress. And I have an aggressive publication schedule planned this year anyway. I had to make some changes. So, last week, I decided that I would allow myself 14 days to complete one project - the latest book in The Hexon Code series. Since I made that plan, I've added almost 20,000 words to my manuscript. And I'm thrilled! I was lucky to manage 1,000 words a day before. Now I'm pumping out a minimum of 3,200 words per day. And the best part is, they are decent words. I didn't want to use writing...
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It’s Time to Focus!

It’s Time to Focus!

It's Time to Focus! Dear Blog, The other day, I wrote about distractions as well as stress and overwhelm due to self-imposed deadlines (check it out here). Well, today, I have some excellent news and a great tip. I shared my inner monologue on Facebook and Twitter the other day. It went like this: After I posted that, I proceeded to choose my three projects... But then I got to thinking. I've been spreading my writing focus too thin (clearly) and it feels like I'm getting virtually nowhere (no surprise). And in six months, at my current rate, maybe I'll have five new books to release. That's a huge maybe because I keep getting distracted. But the more distracted I get, the more frustrated I become because every time I turn around, I'm barely any farther ahead on one single project than I was a few weeks ago. So, something clearly had to change. Hence my inner monologue. Which is quite common with writers. We get these...
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