Put the following three projects in my yWriter5 program to assist in outlining and editing:
Project 1: Paranormal Investigator novel (Liz Lochran, main character)
Project 2: From Night Into Dawn (working title of historical, Christian romance)
Project 3: Before Atlantis (working title of Atlantean series, Book 1)
I'm giving myself two weeks to have this done. Then I will focus on my next set of goals:
Project 1: Add 1000 new words a week
Project 2: Add 1000 new words a week
Project 3: Add 500 new words a week
When I feel like I have finally finished a project, then I will change the goals to reflect edits and rewrites. Since Project 3 is mainly a rewrite, that is why I decided on a smaller amount of words and this will be harder to track since I will be using previously written text along with new phrasing and scenes - or throwing out entire scenes to be replaced with others.
Maybe the goal seems unrealistic, but considering my need to work on multiple projects at once to keep my brain from getting bored, I thought this would be a good start. I could always change these goals if I suddenly feel like it is too much.
We shall see.
On top of that, I always am setting some reading goals, just nothing too specific. I want to finish at least one book a week, but I may have to make it one book every two weeks or more to have the time to blog, read, write, and take care of the multiple projects waiting for me at home (e.g. laundry, dishes, taking the kids to school to name a few).
If anyone has any suggestions for me, I am very willing to listen and eager to learn what has worked for him/her.