Back After It
Well, I’m back to being productive. I took a four-day break, spent lots of time with my family, and ordered a new video game to play with my daughter. The four-day vacation was fantastic.
I feel revitalized, and ready to go after my goals. I Read—I think three books—this weekend and spent plenty of time playing games with my daughter. All in all, I would say the break was worth it.
However, it’s time to get back to work. Last night was rough I stated to feel itchy because I wasn’t being productive so I was more than ready to get back after it when I woke up this morning. It’s not yet noon and I’ve already knocked out all my daily tasks. I should have this daily post out early, which is great.
The first draft of 7th Realm is coming along nicely. I took the time yesterday to sit down and schedule out the drafting phase for all the scenes. I should have the 80 to 90,000-word manuscript finished by the end of November. I hope to win NaNoWriMo for the first time.
My daily process is: dictate a scene, content edit the scene, line edit the scene, send the scene off to my alpha reader for feedback, and write out the beats for the next day’s scene.
Once I reach the halfway point and am confident, I’ll be able to finish by a specific date, I’ll schedule with an editor and send it off.
This week will be hectic and jampacked with work. I have a writer’s conference the 17th through the 21st, which means Sunday will not be a full family day—the way it should be. However, it’s important to put my career first for once-in-a-lifetime situations. This conference qualifies as one of those non-reschedulable things. However, Sunday should be a light day at the conference so I’ll be able to fit in family time. That was I’ll still get to spend plenty of time with my girlfriend and daughter, while also going after my goals.
I’ll take detailed notes and share them with all of you when I it’s done.
I’d be interested in getting feedback from all of you. What do you think I should do with my YouTube channel? I considered turning these daily journals into a daily vlog and starting a twitch channel where I could live stream my process.
I don’t want to record myself dictating, but perhaps I can offer dictation lessons. I think it would be a nice routine where I dictate in the morning, then log on to twitch and do a live stream as I edit my dictation. That would allow me to answer reader questions in real time. Afterwards I can upload the videos to YouTube.
I’ve also considered adding short videos to answer questions and offer my writing advice posts in a different format. Writing videos appear popular based on traffic data.
Leave a comment below to let me know what you think I should do.