Good Morning and Good Night

So, I haven’t been to sleep yet. I just spent the witching hours writing a heap of OCD lists (groceries, what I’m going to plant in my garden in the spring, an updated budget, all the things I’m going to do with my spare time now that I’m through with college, a to-do list for today, and Monday… and Tuesday, ect.). I also cruised around the interwebs checking out random book review blogs and vlogs, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to fancy up my Youtube channel and start incorporating videos into the blog… that I don’t update very much as it is, but I plan to change that now that school’s out. Seriously, I think I have enough spare time coming my way that I could plot out a pretty detailed plan for world domination by next summer. You know, if I was into that sort of thing.
I think my lack of sleep is due to excitement and uncertainty. My schedule is about to get a massive makeover, and I’m not sure how it’s all going to play out just yet. I’m optimistic though. I intend to write 10,000 words a week, though Guide week will probably throw a wrench into that equation. So we’ll say 5,000 that week. Which calculates out to roughly 35,000 words a month. If I count what I already have typed, I’ll have book 3 in my series completed by the end of February. Then I’ll send it off to my editors (my lovely seester and my awesome comp II professor, and maybe my friend Brad if he’ll forgive me for not getting that advanced copy of book 2 to him…), and then I’ll do revisions and have it published by the first of April. That’s the projected timeline anyway.
I’m being really ambitious and planning on doing more extensive networking with the book review blogger community too. Maybe I’ll see about setting up a blog tour. There’s lots of fun stuff going on here on the net, and I’m a little surprised that I’ve fallen behind technologically. I was learning html and how to code my own website 12 years ago, this shouldn’t be an issue. The goal is to post a video book review on Mondays, and then to post a regular blog or video on writing, publishing, or life in general on Thursdays. I imagine this is all going to end up getting worked into a New Year’s resolution, since I still have gifts to wrap and Christmas cards to make. Yeah, I’m making Christmas cards this year. I’m feeling crafty. Let’s hope it sticks.


One Response to “Good Morning and Good Night”

  1. I like the efforts you have put in this, thanks for all the great articles.

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