I’ve been having a relaxing week. After I finished nano I tried to write some more and keep up the pace, but between all the Thanksgiving stuff and then going back to work after having a week off, it was just too hard. But now, I’ve had a week to rest up and think about what I want to do, and I’m ready to start moving forward on my December close out plan.
This year I had a really hard time figuring out what to take care of during my December close out plan. Not only will I not get as much time of this year as years past, due to my change in employer, but I also don’t feel like I have a lot of works that are close to finish. After Nanowrimo I feel as though I have a bunch of works started but nothing close enough to completion to finish it this month. It took some real searching and thinking to figure out what I wanted to focus on this month. But I hope, now that I’ve figure out what I want to focus on, I should be able to complete my goals.
My first goal is to revise and resubmit Valentine Next Door. I received a few
comments on it from my editor, of what I need to improve and I want to make those changes and send it back.
My second goal is to finish Second Chance at a Cheerleader. I’ve been working on this story since February or March, way too long, though I did have several long breaks in between that time. Either way, I really want to get this story finished, so I can give it a little while to sit before revisions. Even though its currently 41k and my goal was 45k, I believe it will probably take more than 4k to finish it (I still have two whole sex scenes to write). It will probably be closer to 60k. And the closer I get to the end the harder it is to write. This will by far be my hardest goal.
My third goal is to write and submit a short story I’ve had in mind for some time, a sequel to Serving Madame. It will be another quick hot work, of Ada and her Madame, with maybe a little help from someone else.
And if I have any time left, I’d like to try and finish up a new ménage I started during Nanowrimo, right now entitled Home for the Holidays, though I might change the title later. I don’t plan to sub it for several months, but it would be a nice change of pace to actually write a holiday story during that actual holiday time, instead of months ahead of time like I usually have
I’d also love to finish the bathroom painting project I started during labor day (to be fair I finished the walls, I just have trim to do) and get started on some of my other house projects to get my place ready to go on the market next
It definitively sounds like a lot. I better get started right away.
Anybody else have any goals for this December? Anything you want to finish up before the New Year starts?