Scapple Sunday

It’s nearing the end of September, and the months ahead look like a prickle of hedgehogs: there’s the Writer Games (via The Writer’s Workout), the Japan Writer’s Conference middle October, NaNoWriMo (I’m the ML of Tokyo, and will be making a school appearance this year), my first manuscript being sent off to an editor I trust in February, and of course, all the deadlines in between that.  

Which means… I need a list. Not just any list, but one that will keep me on track and organized. Sunday’s will henceforth be serving as that organized day and will hopefully keep me plotting, writing, editing, and submitting. Hey, #WriterLife, right? Not included here would be my work writing, work editing, and fanfiction. What should be included is my Patreon… right, I’ll include that since it actually does need to be done. 

However, I’m going to do something a little different with this. It’s not just going to be “what I need to get done.” I think we’ve all been there, done that, and haven’t gotten much done. I have at any rate. This ongoing list is going to have days/times and how I want to do these particular methods. This itself is a work in progress, so don’t be surprised when things change and move around – after all, we’re trying to herd a prickle over here!

Plotting – to be done during small time fragments. Lunch or cafe mornings would be great.

Love Me Like a Villain – superheroes at university, either a four book series from freshmen to senior, or an eight book series going through each semester. So far I’m leaning toward semester, but I need to get a university plot / timeline laid out and see if there’s enough conflict to survive an eight story series. #Polyamory #Superhero #Romance

Writing – to be done in time fragments of an hour or more. Evening in my office, or after work would be perfect.

Lucky Number 7 – thanks to a friend (with a long dinner), I’ve finally decided on my NaNoWriMo project for this year. I wrote it once before as a novella, but I think the characters are fun to write, so I’d like to change this into a book, which means I need a longer lasting plot. #Fantasy #Detective #Steampunk

Exposure (Patreon) – the plot’s been done, I just need to bang this out so that I can edit and post. #Lesbian #Steampunk #Japan

Editing – to be done in time fragments of thirty minutes or more. Mornings in the cafe would be perfect!

Remnants – I have a tendency to underwrite, so this’ll need words added to it to get rid of talking head syndrome. #Apocalypse #Ghosts #FoundFamily

Bottled Soul – cute little novella, but again, with my tendency to underwrite, this might actually be a hidden book. Need to re-read and heavily edit. #Fantasy #Romance #LGBTQIA 

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