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01 April 2016 @ 12:03 pm
To-Done, Q1 2016  

My To-Done 2016 (Work Version) thus far includes finishing the REDEEMER rough draft, revising ATLANTIS FALLEN (twice, and am partway through a third), launching MAGIC & MANNERS, writing 3 short stories, and revising one short story.

Somehow it doesn’t seem like very much when I write it down like that, and that just seems unfair. It’s felt like a huge amount of work. It’s BEEN a huge amount of work. It just doesn’t…look very impressive.

Anyway, that really is quite a lot to have gotten done, isn’t it? (Please, she said pathetically?) April will see launching ATLANTIS FALLS, writing another short story, getting REDEEMER polished up to first draft status and submitted to the editor, and…and whatever bits and pieces I’m not thinking of right now.

Tell you what, though, my big plan to clear the bookshelf of everything that hadn’t been read by the end of the year? That’s going to have to get put on hold, because I’ve read one…two? Books this year. Because I’ve been working so much, and coloring when I’m taking down time, instead of reading. (I find reading, especially new fiction, really difficult when I’m working. My brain is committed to a book already, basically, and it’s very hard for me to engage with something new.) And it’s not fair even to myself to say “to the used bookstore with you!” about the TBR shelf when I’ve been working this much instead of reading.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Writing (tersa)tersa on April 1st, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC)
The bare list doesn't reflect the incredible amount of effort each of those items involves. For three months, that is a huge amount of work and is incredibly impressive. *admires from afar*
kitmizkit on April 1st, 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
only 3 more months of revisions, rewrites and launch preps to go before i get to write. maybe. if it all goes well. *collapses on your toes*
Alix (Tersa): Writing (tersa)tersa on April 1st, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
I would count 'revision' in as a kind of writing. It's even more difficult writing than original writing is!

*scoops up and watches Netflix with you*
kitmizkit on April 1st, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
It's not the FUN kind of writing. :)

*sits in a happy Netflixy snuggle*
silkiemom on April 1st, 2016 06:01 pm (UTC)
That list sounds like lots of work!

At least in my world that is considered a huge amount of work. But I guess it may not seem that way in Kitland? But, really, it is a lot of work.
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 1st, 2016 06:31 pm (UTC)
Hella lot of work for three months! You should have cake.

And I am almost done with Magic and Manners and loving it...and i didn't really expect to :-) (I am not into Regencies, as a rule.) I will be very sorry when I reach the end.
kitmizkit on April 1st, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC)
ooh, I won you over? That's great! <3
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on April 1st, 2016 08:35 pm (UTC)
Only to yours :-)