Okay, Untitled YA Fantasy Idea. Here’s the deal. If I promise to try to write you, will you leave me alone when I’m editing?
I’ve finally submitted to the pull of my Untitled YA Fantasy Idea (abbreviated to UYAFI, because writing “Untitled YA Fantasy Idea” all the time is a pain). I didn’t like the idea of writing and editing at the same time, but UYAFI is very persuasive. So, for the rest of January and all through February I’m going to be editing four days a week, and writing for the remaining three. At the end of February I’ll decide whether I can editing and write at the same time. If I can, I’ll start putting UYAFI-related thoughts to paper!
I have to remember that editing comes first, though. If at any time I start falling behind in my Project 2012 commitments I have to bring writing to a halt until I can catch up.
That said, I think I can do it. Merrilee’s created loose monthly targets (ie. “by 31 January you should have X done, and by 29 February you should have Y done”) and I’ll be adapting them to fit weekly targets. This will ensure I can keep up, especially if I break down the targets to daily goals (“If I do A today, and B tomorrow, I’ll meet my target this week”).
So that’s my plan. For the next few weeks I’ll be picking up some old short stories, and finishing them off! Wish me luck!
For the comments, have you ever had more than one project going? How did you go? Did you succeed, or did one project crash and burn? Any advice for winning? Let me know!