A Year in the Life of a Full-Time Author

2014 will mark the first complete year of trying my hand at being a full-time author with an editorial side job. As such, I'm trying to plan my work in advance so my proofers are prepared for the reality of the insane things I'm trying.

I'm both excited and terrified. Without further ado, here's my tentative schedule for 2014.

Wish me luck. I'll need it. Better yet, send chocolate.

January 2014

Novel Goals

  • Finish Draft of Inquisitor
  • Draft 10,000 words of The City of Clocks
  • Draft 10 pages of Storm Surge
  • Draft 25 pages of Royal Slaves

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

February 2014

Novel Goals

  • Draft 5,000 words of The City of Clocks
  • Draft 10 pages of Storm Surge
  • Draft 50,000 words of Royal Slaves
  • Transcribe 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

March 2014

Novel Goals

  • Draft 5,000 words of The City of Clocks
  • Draft 10 pages of Storm Surge
  • Draft 50,000+ words of Royal Slaves – Finish
  • Transcribe 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

April 2014

Novel Goals

  • Draft 5,000 words of The City of Clocks
  • Draft 10 pages of Storm Surge
  • Transcribe Royal Slaves
  • Edit Royal Slaves
  • Send Royal Slaves to Rachel (Proofing Editor #1)
  • Transcribe 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

May 2014

Novel Goals

  • Draft 25,000 words of The City of Clocks
  • Draft 25,000 words of Storm Surge
  • Implement Edit Royal Slaves
  • Send Royal Slaves to Jenny (Proofing Editor #2)
  • Begin Formatting Royal Slaves
  • Transcribe 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

June 2014

Novel Goals

  • Draft 50,000 words of The City of Clocks – Finish
  • Draft 25 pages of Storm Surge
  • Implement Edits of Royal Slaves
  • Publish Royal Slaves 
  • Transcribe 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

July 2014

Novel Goals

  • Transcribe The City of Clocks
  • Draft 25,000 words of Storm Surge
  • Complete transcription of Inquisitor
  • Edit 3 Chapters of Inquisitor
  • Edit 10 Scenes of The City of Clocks

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

August 2014

Novel Goals

  • Edit The City of Clocks
  • Draft 25,000 words of Storm Surge
  • Send Rachel The City of Clocks
  • Edit Inquisitor

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

September 2014

Novel Goals

  • Implement Edits of The City of Clocks
  • Finish Storm Surge
  • Send The City of Clocks to Jenny
  • Send Inquisitor to Rachel

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

October 2014

Novel Goals

  • Implement Edits of The City of Clocks
  • Transcribe Storm Surge
  • Format The City of Clocks
  • Publish The City of Clocks
  • Implement Edits of Inquisitor
  • Send Inquisitor to Jenny
  • Edit Storm Surge
  • Send Storm Surge to Rachel

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

November 2014

Novel Goals

  • Implement Edits of Inquisitor
  • Format Inquisitor
  • Publish Inquisitor
  • Implement Storm Surge Edits
  • Send Storm Surge to Jenny

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

December 2014

Novel Goals

  • Implement Storm Surge Edits
  • Format Storm Surge
  • Publish Storm Surge

Editorial Goals

  • One first read/edit for a client
  • Complete any second reads that hit my inbox.

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