I wrote very few pages this month. Good news? It was a short month. I’ll have a chance to redeem myself in March.
February was complicated with my dad in the hospital for another stint. He’s home now, thank goodness. House repairs. Illness. Appointments. Life. Lots of excuses. None of them good enough.
What did I actually get done?
- Edits on two other authors’ works
- Revisions and more pages on a project for Entangled
- Selections for Stranded stories made, announcement, contracts sent
Yes, February was that pathetic. With no release! Which means, if I want to get back to the plan, March will be horrifically busy.
This is the list:
- Two novellas and a short story (Yeah, just shoot me.)
- Edits for Stranded stories
- 2d round edits for two authors’ manuscripts
- 1st round edits on a partial story for another author
- Box set collated and published
Yes, that’s quite enough. Too much. Something will fall off the calendar. I hope not multiple somethings.
The issue is focus and energy. Maybe I’m dragging ass because it’s nearing the end of winter, and the lack of sunshine is finally taking a toll. Maybe the problem is that I’m letting family insert themselves with no pushback from me. I have to set boundaries, and then I have to be the first one to respect those boundaries. They don’t nag; I simply start thinking about what I might be missing, and I close out the screen, telling myself I’ll work later, but later never comes. So, it’s really all my fault. And I tend to work best in my “manic” phases, when I start to panic over the lack of productivity and what that means to sales. Having to support myself is a huge motivator. Not so different for you, right?
So, any ideas how I can keep my BICHOK–Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard?