Three-Month Plan

Posted On May 27, 2022

Photo by Michele Venne

I spent a couple of productive hours with my writing friend today. She brainstormed with me about titles and tiers and the future. I came prepared with a list! I read off my thoughts on serials for Patreon. She gave me ideas regarding not worrying about keeping the crime stories under 5,000 words. It’s a lot to squeeze in to so few pages! We talked about other projects, something I always have a lot of, even though it doesn’t balance with my available or schedule-able time. I shared my thoughts on a prequel and on a couple of nonfiction titles. When I got to the very short list of admin tasks, I felt like it was all doable… or at least making serious headway on my 3-month plan is doable.

With other things taken care of the last couple of days, I set myself up for starting on my plan. I spent 2 hours working on a nonfiction title today. I started the Word doc with the copyright page. Going off my notes, I wrote the Dear Reader page and composed a Table of Contents. Then I moved files around from 2 flash drives and my desktop so bits and pieces are now in folders where I can easily see what I’m working with. I’m cognizant that my multiple organizational ideas can be procrastination. But this time, it’s not 🙂 With the TOC and my notes, I feel pretty good about spending my allotted 2 hours/day to get this project done.

Easing into my 3-month plan, I’ll be able to take a look at my schedule I have set up starting tomorrow. Can I do 2-hours of nonfiction, take a lunch break, then work 2-4.5 hours on fiction? After dinner, can I take an hour (while watching baseball) and chip away at my few admin tasks? I’ll report back next Friday and share my results.

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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