I felt like short and snappy today so let’s do this in Q&A format.
Where are you at overall?
I’ve finished draft 0.6.
What’s that- draft 0.6?
It’s the second iteration of my decimal drafts, I started with draft 0.5.
What’s with the decimal drafts?
It’s a thing to get rid of my perfectionism, telling myself that I’m doing a draft that’s not even draft 1 yet.
What’s coming up?
I’m currently doing a bit of structural work on my story, taking the whole of March for that at least. In the short term, I will focus on draft 0.8 and then draft 1. Not sure if there will be a draft 0.9 in between.
The time horizon for these drafts?
Definitely draft 0.8 done by end of this year. And then draft 1 done by end of next year.
What other longer plans?
Longer plan is of course is to finish the other books of this series (yes, it’s a series, still not of indeterminate length i.e. unsure how many books. Feeling more like it’s at least a trilogy now but still not 100% sure). And then once I have three books written, I can start looking at debutting.
And that’s it for today, check back in next week when I talk about the Chinese influence in my writing.