I figured it was about time I put some long-term goals into place, writing wise. I've always found deadlines liberating, and the purpose of posting them here?
Anyone reading this blog post is a witness. Feel free to hold me to it.
November 23: finish first draft of Surgeburnt
December 1: finish editing on Unnatural Causes, synopsis (waaaah I don't wanna) and query (nooooo)
January 1, 2018: start next novel (writing phase)
Note that these dates are all deliberately before the holidays, with the exception of the last, because I expect to be madly, ridiculously, eye-crossingly busy during the Christmas season.
In my family, we refer the "drop-deadline" - that is, the time by which something absolutely, positively has to be done to avoid dire consequences. (Use this term sparingly, as it has been known to cause the uninitiated to crack up laughing.)
So for the first goal posts, if I don't make them, the drop-deadline is the first of the year.
Let's get cracking. Or rather, typing.