This is more major writer neep, but any readers who are waiting for the books to come out might find this interesting, too.
I’m giving myself 3 days (including today) to outline and write PACTS (protagonist, antagonist, conflict, setting, twist) sentences and figure out how to work in REDACTED#1 and REDACTED#2. (The redacted stuff is two big plot elements that would be spoilers if I use either of the two words that define them.)
Both of these were supposed to be in Book 3, but a something bigger pushed them out. So Book Four has to start with them.
PLOTTING: (today,) Friday July 9 through Tuesday, July 13th
1250 words per day
72 working days
5 days a week
FIRST DRAFT STARTS Wednesday, July 14
Working Monday through Friday, and taking off both my own birthday and Matt’s, which fall inside the writing of Novel #4…
13 days in July
21 days in August
22 days in Sept
20 days in October
ESTIMATED FINISH OCT 29th