Two Queries and Year End Intentions

It’s not quite the end of the month, but the last round of resolutions weren’t really resolutions so much as a game plan. As you know, I’ve never been a fan of resolutions, so no surprise that I’ve transitioned away from that concept.

Stop. Grab tangent. Turn it around and get back on focus.

My last game plan was to have a number of things done prior to the start of NaNoWriMo next month. So far, I’ve completed everything I needed to do, and only have left the ‘extras’. The NaNo project has been outlined, but it needs to be typed up. I still need to write ahead on CRANK, but if I don’t finish that, it can be fit in during the month as it usually is. Besides those items, the two WiPs – the two important tasks – have been sent out to publishers with my fingers crossed.

Finishing Summer Lust and Man Whore (the first of the Personal Demons series) lifted a great weight from my shoulders, but success on this front came at an expense in another. I haven’t run much over the past month. Now that’s partly due to a week-long cold, and then a week of recovery after pulling a calf muscle, but I’ve also been short on time, editing every day whether I wanted to or not. These things happen. Moving on. Keep your fingers crossed for me, dear Readers. Hopefully soon I’ll write a blog post announcing that these two stories have been accepted for publication.

My new game plan is still a little rough, but here come the basics.

First and foremost, I’ll be writing a new contemporary M/M story for NaNo. This one will involve a sexy musician who is nothing like Crandall and Mike from CRANK. I expect this story to be roughly 30-40k, so if I finish it, I’ll be working on Adam’s story, the untitled second book to my Personal Demons story, for the remainder of NaNo.

Next on the to-do list is to get back into running ten to fifteen miles a week. I miss it desperately. I must buy new shoes and then get back into regular runs. Part of accomplishing this will be to check out the new gym a couple of miles up the road to see if I like their treadmills. Ah, New England. The autumn is beautiful, but soon icy, snowy weather will make running on the roads very dangerous.

For December, I’ll be editing the NaNo piece and continuing Adam’s story. Here’s that either/or. Depending on how much I get started in November, I may postpone Adam’s story until January and pull down the first chapters of CRANK to start the rewrites required to put it into novel format. That’ll be a lot of work, but as the second story arc continues strong, I’d like to make the first one available in an easier reading format for newcomers.

So there we go. The end of the year seems so far away right now, but I know November will fly by with the craziness of NaNoWriMo. What are your plans, dear Readers, for the remainder of this lovely year?

Ciao,
Pia

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