I had a wonderful partial outline and jumped right into it. Then came Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and all the wonderful twists that Murphy threw in as surprises. However, I realized the problem wasn't really with all those things. It was with my outline and the way I had intended my story to go.
Several changes, "a-ha" moments, and a half complete outline for another book later, I finally figured out my problem. (I wasn't ending it like a romance should.) Note taken, drive on!
The last two chapters came to me easily and took me about 6 days to write. Although those days were packed with more of Murphy's little tricks, I still think I could have finished it must faster.
So where is this all going?
I need help from you guys to hold me accountable.
START new piece Monday, January 14th.
COMPLETE 1st DRAFT - Monday January 28th.
COMPLETE editing - Thursday, January 31st
SUBBED - Friday, February 1st!