This page will identify my writing goals and track my progress. Setting this page up gives me a delicious one last time to rebel against Pressfield as I succumb to another bit of Resistance in creating this page instead of writing my book! Viva La Resistencia!
Seriously, here are my commitments to myself, my family, my coach and my future readers.
All three books in “The Daughter’s Blood” will be published by October 1 of 2017.
Here is the progress bar for book one;
For Book Two
For Book Three
This goal is a 24 Month Writing/Publishing Marathon.
Since finding a fancy accountability widget would be giving in to more Resistencia, I hereby use the simplest method I can think of in 15 seconds;
Total words left to write; 158,000.
The (publishing ready) target for the third book is July 1/2017.
After that I plan to release the first book August 1, the second book September 1 and the third book October 1.
The last book will require at least two months of editorial and publishing preparation and I want to give myself one month cushion. This means all 158,000 words need to be written in 21 months.
This requires an average of 7,524 words per month.
I will display each of those months below and cross out the text on or before the due date. For the sake of scaring the demons away I will include the word count of the first book which is completed at first draft stage.
July 6/12 (9,875) August 6/12 (9,875) September 6/12 (9,875) October 6/12 (9,875) November 6/12 (9,875) December 6/12 (9,875) January 6/13 (9,875) February 6/13 (9,875)
First Draft Of Book One Finished; Book in editing stage.
Book Two (79,000 words)
April 6/13 (9,875) 10,33 written
August 1/15 (7,524 )
Sept 1/15 (7,524 )
Oct 1/15 (7,524 )
November 1/15 (7,524 )
December 1/15 (7,524 )
January 1/16 (7,524 )
February 1/16 (7,524 )
March 1/16 (7,524 )
April 1/16 (7,524 )
First Draft Of Book Two Finished; Book in editing stage.
Book Three (79,000 words)
May 1/16 (7,524 )
June 1/16 (7,524 )
July 1/16 (7,524 )
August 1/16 (7,524 )
September 1/16 (7,524 )
October 1/16 (7,524 )
November 1/16 (7,524 )
December 1/16 (7,524 )
January 1/17 (7,524 )
February 1/17 (7,524 )
March 1/17 (7,524 )
First Draft Of Book Three Finished; Book in editing stage.
August 1/17 First Book Published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple Store.
September 1/17 Second Book Published on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple Store.
October 1/17 Third Book Published on Amazon, Barns & Noble and Apple Store.