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Bloody Hell

 Finished the rough (sandpaper rough) draft of I Spy Something Bloody last night. It's quite a mess actually. It needs another sex scene, I suppose, and thematic threads are waving in the breeze -- and it may be more political than I intended, so I'll have to take another peek in a bit. When I've had time to see it fresh. At this point I'm not sure it even makes sense. But then that's why I pin all my hopes on the magical editing process. It's in the rewrite that the magic happens.

So, all told it took me...about thirteen days. 

I see where I made my mistake in calculating this year's writing schedule. I based my timetables on the maximum I could get done in a day -- and that's about three to four thousand words. And, on a rare occasion, five. But normally I do a comfortable 1500 - 2000 words a day. That leaves me time to do email and work on a few other things. The way this year is planned out, I have to be at the top of my game every single day, no room for sick days or the inevitable catastrophes -- mine or anyone else's. 

And I understand why I planned things the way I did, but it's always best to under-promise and over-deliver (and we used to say in the corporate world). Next year, assuming I survive this year, my writing schedule will be based on the least amount I generally get done a day. And that will leave me some flexibility. I like flexibility. I used to be very flexible, and I miss those backbends and somersaults I used to fill my days with.

I owe just about everyone an email, so today I'll be trying to catch up before the next project begins...tomorrow, actually. Next up the two largest projects of the year: Adrien IV and Mexican Heat -- and there's a couple more novellas in there...the World War I flyers is going to take a lot of research...

Anyway, a couple of nice reviews, and I wanted to thank people for them. 

 dakotaflint posted a review of the new Hostage anthology at Rainbow Reviews. . I just received my copies yesterday, so I'm looking forward to seeing what Laura and Sarah did. 

And M/M Fiction Junkie Reviews (which is a new site) did a review of the Arresting Developments anthology.

Both of which are much appreciated. 




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