Tuesday Updates: Finding Consistency

I’m a lifer in the writing world. This is what I feel like I have to be doing, and I intend on doing it for the foreseeable future, but the one thing I haven’t mastered is consistency.

I have a serious problem there.

The strange thing is that if you ask Sir, he’ll tell you how I hate for things not to be planned and carried as predicted. I don’t like change and I don’t like surprises.

But when it comes to everything about writing, I’m the complete opposite. I also lack consistency in other parts of my writing life–blogging, posting on social media, participating in events and groups. I usually fall away from it after several weeks when I’m under the strain of deadlines or personal obligations, and it takes me several weeks or even months to get back into that game.

I want to get it together and be more consistent in such things–or hide my face in shame until I find an organization muse. Does anyone know where to find one of those?

I’ve tried task lists, planners, winging it, spreadsheets, post it notes, etc., etc. They all work for a short time and then I lose track again. Battling mental health through all of it doesn’t help either. Regardless, I’m on a mission, and this blog is part of that mission. I actually have posts scheduled for a couple of weeks out and a set plan that I’m tracking in Airtable. Fingers crossed!

Books

For the last few weeks I’ve been working to hit my first deadline for the Salvation Society project. I’m super excited for this crossover, and my ideas have now been approved! 

Be sure to watch for more news on Irreverent.

I’ve sent Trust Fall over to my Kindle for a final read through and tweaks before it goes to betas and the rest of the world. Yaaaay!! It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to Lena and Eric, but it has been a fun ride and Trust Fall goes to even sexier and heart-wrenching places than I ever predicted.

If you’d like to see some of the numbers behind-the-scenes with writing and editing daily, you can go check out my new Work In Progress page where I have progress bars for all the projects I’m working on, and you can see what stage they’re in. Plus I embedded my word count charts from Pacemaker where you can see the highs and lows. From May 1 until the end of the year, I’ll be keeping track of all the words written and pages edited, if you’re interested in that kind of thing. For me, it’s going to be an accountability thing to help with current and future planning.

Let’s see if I can kick out 1 Million words by year’s end!

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