As I noted previously, I set a self-imposed deadline to finish my manuscript by July 1. I am this close to getting it done.
It's a tricky book to write. I write in 3 POVs, and alternate chapters. Person A is chapter 1, person B is chapter 2, etc. The storyline continues in each chapter, so the story progresses, but it's seen from another POV.
I tried to write consecutively (Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3), but I was not able to keep the personality of the chapters correct. Person A started sounding like Person B, etc.
So I abandoned that and I wrote all of Person A's chapters (Chapter 1, 4, 7, etc.) That meant I had to figure out where the story would be by the time we got to chapter 7, so I blocked out major events for chapters 2, 3, 5, 6, to fill in later.
Now I'm on Person C's chapters and I need to tie up all those threads that I left dangling. I have 6 chapters to go, and about 6 days to do it.
Nope, it won't happen. I'm going to give myself a break. After all, I lost March: I had the Event, I had food poisoning, I had 2 unplanned trips -- all of that consumed 2/3 of the month. Plus a week on the Relative Tour (furniture delivery to Colorado).
So I've stretched my deadline to July 4. I think it's doable.
After that? Well, I have this idea for another Classic mystery story. And Dogged, my first Classics mystery with Wild Rose, will be coming out soon. And of course I need to re-read the first 6 books in my Endless Dream series and tie up any plot inconsistencies, so I can start writing Book 7.
Yep. July 4. I need to wrap this baby up. I've got books to write!