Last few weeks have been crazy-busy for me, with work, personal life, editing my novel, and writing a new short story. They’re eating up all my time. When things get frantic, I tend to find that writing down my projects and where I’m up to, gets them out of my head and I don’t think about them as much.
So here’s my current project status:
– Dead Lies (YA Dark Fantasy novel): Am still in deep editing mode, filling in gaps, fleshing out characters and locations, and doing a tonne of research on mythology. This part of writing is quite heavy and easily wears me out.
– Death Stalker (Short Horror story): I’m up to third round of edits, before sharing it with my critique group, but I keep putting off the edits. Really need to kick myself to hurry up.
– Cursecaster (YA Gaslight Fantasy / Romance): Outline complete, and first half chapter written. I keep thinking about this story, wanting to sit down and just write it, but then I feel guilty for not editing, so been putting it off. Might try to squeeze a few hours a week for this story.
My thoughts are to continue editing Dead Lies, getting 1-2 chps done per week, maybe more, complete Death Stalker in the next day or so, and make every Friday morning – cafe writing day, where I can tackle Cursecaster. In between there, I’ll go to work, spend time to hubby, family and maybe have time for myself:)
Am I the only one struggling sometimes to fit everything into a day?