Oops

Oops

Editing and rewriting definitely counts as writing. Unfortunately, they count better when I remember to count them. I’ve been editing Serpent’s Tears every day for the past week. Some days I’ve made great progress, and other days–like today–it’s been more of a struggle. Still, I’m moving forward at a steady… Read the rest...
The January gear shift

The January gear shift

After I talked about my progress on Spectrum Blade last week, I took some time to reflect on what I was doing and what I should prioritize. It’s not the same as changing my plans, but changing what I’m working on right this minute. I made some great progress on… Read the rest...
Overplan, but be reasonable

Overplan, but be reasonable

Here’s an unpopular opinion: It’s better to plan more work for a week than you think you can get done. I know that’s going to horrify some people, but there’s a reason for it, I promise. Part of it is connected to what I said last week–about how plans are… Read the rest...
The adaptability of plans

The adaptability of plans

I like planning things. I like planning way ahead. I like planning for things that may never happen. Right now, I’m planning what to do with a sloped back yard with two large oak trees in it. Not a lot grows under oak trees. Right now, there’s no guarantee we’ll… Read the rest...
The seasonal wind-down

The seasonal wind-down

December is usually my busiest time of year. It’s when I scramble to finish everything started earlier in the year, wrapping up projects I wanted to have done by the last of the 365-day cycle. I usually revisit my goals for the year to see how they went, too. Honestly,… Read the rest...