Finally! I’m up to 60k words with draft 1 of novel WIP#4, which is my supernatural horror. I needed to do some chapter planning for this most recent chapter (chapter 28) as there was a time skip in between and I had to make sure the continuity was sound. Since all is going well with this story, I’ve decided to make a plan for the coming weeks, which is loosely as follows:
1. Day job finishes at the end of June (I work in a grammar school, so I have July and August off, hooray!). This means I’m going to knuckle down and make writing my temporary 9-5.
2. Finish draft 1 of novel WIP#4 by hopefully the end of July.
3. Buy a new laptop and figure out how to typeset novel WIP#3 (that was finished last November and is currently out on submission to traditional publishers) using Adobe InDesign.
4. Source cover art for novel WIP#3, or maybe attempt to DIY it myself on Canva.
5. At some point hopefully towards the end of 2021, I’m hoping to ‘go wide’ with novel WIP#3. I’ll write about my reasons for deciding to self-publish in a later blog post.
For now I’m celebrating my novel writing progress this weekend with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio, since I’m officially three-quarters of the way through novel WIP#4. 60,000 words is no easy feat, especially while working full-time, wrangling a rambunctious preschooler and running Bindweed Magazine. Whew!