Writing Novels and Schedules

This one comes from a Daily Post prompt:

What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

My next deadline, which isn’t really a pressing one, is to write and finish Murder on Morro Strand, a mystery.  This will be my third book for eventual indie publication, and I think about my ninth book I’ve written.  I’d like to do it in thirty days.

Is it doable?  Maybe.  Finishing it later than that still isn’t a failure.  My first six books took years to finish, and Rogue God (#7) and Soldier, Storyteller (non-fiction about Desert Storm) took 6 months at the same time.  That’s a big improvement.  If I finished Morro Strand in less than that, I would be happy, and I would have a third book on tap.

What would I do once I finished it?  Start the next one.

One thought on “Writing Novels and Schedules

  1. It’s always good to have a plan. It’s subject to change, of course, but knowing what you’re going to do next rather than fretting and wasting time trying to make a decision is more efficient.


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