This is something I like to do for me. I figure if I put my accomplishments and failures out there, it will give me a kick in the butt to do better as I move forward.
In April, I wrapped up The Big One. My Vikings in Space project for Berkley. I wrote the final chapters, then spent a week or so editing the crap out of it. I’m praying my editor likes it, because I sure as hell do.
I followed that by writing the second half of the third book in the Lone Star Lovers series for Samhain. It’s sexy and not terribly complicated (which was something I needed after the Viking story). It’s in the hands of my editor, and again I hope she likes it because I’m pleased with it as well.
Then I turned my attention to quick-plotting the big turning points of the second book in the Viking series I have planned. When I had the bullets down, I wrote the synopsis. Thankfully, that is all that is required for the proposal. I really didn’t want to write any pages until I knew the editor liked the first book, because book two starts exactly where book one ends.
I finished the month with the start of a project I’m working on with Sasha White. I hope to have it done in a couple of weeks because I’ve set myself some ambitious goals for May. This is what I want to achieve. I won’t beat myself up if I don’t get to it all, but I like setting the bar high:
* Finish the novella for the co-written project with Sasha
* Write a 12k paranormal novella
* Write the first 6 chapters of the next Viking book
* Write two erotic short stories
* Revise a three-chapter proposal and ship
Guess we’ll see how well I do.