Ok so I had a pretty damn good set of goals laid out. ‘The plan: Finish the ending for a fantasy novel, finish a novel, complete 5 shorts and start editing.’ Well that went out the window, moved apartments, visited family back in Perth (Many years overdue sadly) and a myriad of other things. So next semester has crept in for my studies. But hat doesn’t mean the plan is over! It just means a modification will arise.
This year, I won’t be getting Chrissy break holidays, because I am accelerating my degree. So how am I to resolve this decline in time. Well that seems simple enough for me. I am going to get up at 6am, when I am freshest and assign 2-3 hours for writing time each day. If by some miracle I find more time or secret moments between the hours then I shall steal them too. I think whoever coined the adage, early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, deserves a medal. A good sleep cycle, helps a lot and for me it feels like every hour slept before midnight is like two to three.
The important part, will I cut my cloth to fit me? No, I don’t think I will at this time. I have knocked out three short stories, so I just need to knocked out a final two and that is sorted. The novels now that is a bigger project. I am at about 75,000 words into my science fiction novel, I probably have four to five chapters to go. I think most of my energies will go there. If the end of the year comes slinking along and I find myself drowning, the fantasy novel’s edit will have to go by the wayside, but I am confidant to try to do it all. We can but try and I think we should reach for the stars, that way there is always room to manoeuvre.
Anyway, I am happy with what I have accomplished at the end of this set of holidays. What does progress to me look like, when busy with life? About 17431 words.
When nothing comes out of twitter or this webpage, it means I am hard at work on a project. I will hopefully try and be a bit more active.
Onwards! Step by step, we get there. A hill only looks like a mountain, until you are at the top of it.