May 1, 2011
One year from now, I will have a completed book.
Iâ€™m focusing on the code-named â€œFrench Hotelâ€ story. I have nearly 40,000 words down, but most of it is, of course, useless. The most important thing is that I have a theme. Agonizingly hard to come up with the theme, and I discarded many that were relevant but not the true focus.
So now I need to write, making sure nothing exists that is not relevant to the theme.
So, six months from now, I will have my final draft DONE. SIX MONTHS.
Iâ€™ll try traditional publishing routes, but if I donâ€™t get any bites on that, Iâ€™ll do self-publishing. Either way, Iâ€™ll also plot out a marketing calendar. I actually have already created the majority of such a calendar, for another project I was working on, so Iâ€™ll just adapt it to this.
SO, six monthsâ€¦. that means by Halloween, I will be FINISHED with this story. Oh, yeah, Iâ€™m going to do this.