Erin Green Author - blog
My goal for August was to complete the first round of edits for book 13. I set myself the challenge as it's my least favourite job and usually I drag my feet but yesterday, I completed my task with one day to spare! Never before have I managed to complete such a task in anywhere near that time. Note to self for the future, me thinks! Anyway, I took the rest of the day off as a reward and mooched around the garden.
The next step is to plug the gaps which I’ve noted whilst editing. I have several specific chapters to write, need to reinforce the theme and tweak some character arcs – which sounds a lot but once I get started I’ll be ticking those beauties off my list. I’m aiming to complete this task in a fortnight, leaving the remainder of September for polishing.
Tomorrow is the 1st September so I have a new project to wrangle with alongside Book 13. It might come as a surprise but I’ve switched projects from the one I was planning to start to a brand-new idea. Nothing’s ever wasted in this game so the ‘other project’ will need to be patient and wait in line; I will get to her. But starting tomorrow, I’ll begin planning a new idea from scratch. Planning a project alongside the ‘gap writing’ for Book 13 should work nicely for a couple fo week, so I’m not worried - my brain loves to juggle with ideas.
Though it goes without saying, I’ll be spending less time at my desk as my ‘hibernation’ is over just in time for autumn, my favourite season!