Milestones

Over time, these posts might become shorter installments. I know most readers are accustomed to 1000 words, or more, but I may have to chop that down out of necessity.

I’ve committed to achieving specific milestones along this journey (yes, I will continue to say it’s a journey… a grand adventure). I have goals I want to meet, and a timeframe to complete them by. Within that self-imposed commitment, comes a lot of work.

Leaving the jobby-job for the day, eating a quick meal, doing a few chores, siting down at the home desk, and then writing until the eyes bleed, or the shoulders burn. In order to stay focused and on task, I have to focus on no less than four hours a day of writing, and self-editing.

Makes for a long day.

Life moves quickly and unexpected things happen along the way. It’s all about adapting to the unexpected, and continuing to fight the obsticles. The choice to put a deadline on the project was an unexpected one, but I know it’s for the better. Just one of those gut feelings. Everything happens for a reason.

Never, ever, ever lose sight of the goal.

Having to start the Atlantis Paradox (Vol II in the primary series) from scratch, revamping the entire storyline and plot and alter the tone and voice in the complete opposite direction, I hit the 50,000 word milestone this afternoon. It’s predecessor was around 90,000 + words, and I always knew the sequel and future installments to come wouldn’t be that large in word count, but Paradox isn’t complete yet. My goal is to have it available mid-fall, 2022.

I’m super excited and can’t wait to share it.

That’s all in the tank for tonight. Morning comes early.

peace

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