January resolution, and Murphy's law - The Lyorn's Den — LiveJournal
Thu Jan. 1st, 2015
11:17 pm - January resolution, and Murphy's law
For January, I joined trobadora's Write Every Day. So what happens on Dec 31st? My computer's hard disk dies a slow death. Slow enough, fortunately, to back up everything that changed on the large data partition since its last full backup in October -- cat pictures, mostly.
The small data partition, consisting of text and tables -- my writing, reading, and keeping track of projects -- gets mirrored on my net book (where I am writing this now) daily.
The plan for the computer, to be set into motion tomorrow: Get 128 GB SDD, put it in, put Ubuntu on it.
The outline of the plan(s) for writing:
- Finish over-over-overdue Perry Rhodan fanfic. It's all written, it just needs to be put together the right way. To do that, start at the beginning, don't stop until you are at the end. Mark every part that needs work. Print out. Solve all open issues. Write "The end". Convert and upload first week of February.
- Declare the Gothic Lost Tech SF Fantasy Vampire Detective story as "only two scenes from done." Write those two scenes. Print. Cut out every scene and character that is not moving it forwards. Tidy it up, write "The end" and get it to the betas.
- Pick up the Leviathan. Fix all dangling issues created by moving the story to another planet, especially calendar issues. Do not touch anything else. Arrange the scenes of the last two chapters to make sense. Declare it done and get it to the beta readers. Throw a party.
- Get the "sleeping story" into a format fit for publication and send it to the editor who has been asking for it for ages now. (Hint: That format is *not* "novel".)
- Start something new. Do not wait until everything else is done.
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