“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
-Helmuth von Moltke
Okay, to be honest, I have part of a plan. I’m hoping, when finished, my plan is simple enough even an idiot (that would be me) can do it.
Right now my plan is to have a small vacation (to recover from my kids’ summer vacation) August 24 & 25. Then the weekend is full of events and is followed by a Monday at the office job playing with invoices. Then, I’ll start my baby steps to being an active writer once more.
The baby steps will be four days a week actual writing and one day a week blogging. While I would love to do writing 6-7 days a week and a 2-4 day a week blogging schedule (like I used to do), I know that I need to build my discipline from the ground up. (Just like I did with my household/life management.) So, baby steps.
What will I be writing? A 5k-20k story for an anthology submission call I saw (due October 20). I have been outlining it since August 4th. Just a few more details and my pre-writing will be done.
Aside from that? I’m not sure. I need to get on the editing horse as I discovered older versions of some of my lost files (some completed and some not). I also need to start sending to slush piles once more. I need to awaken some dormant social media. I have a lot to do, but not a plan beyond starting to write again. I hope to know by August 26, when I’ll post some goals as I enter the ROW80 circuit once more. (I miss the ROWers!)
So, yeah! See that? Two posts not months apart! I am so trying to be back.
P.S. – I adopted another hamster!!!! I named her Jester.