Welcome to February, everyone! As fitting for the wintry month, we’re currently in the middle of an absolutely beautiful snowstorm here in Chicago, where we’ve gotten maybe three of the potential twelve inches until Monday. I’ve got a shift at work that’s going to likely be slow due to the double whammy of storm and Superbowl (which hit us HUGE yesterday; the store had it’s highest grossing day since it opened last year, even bigger than Thanksgiving, Christmas, and opening day), but then it’s followed by two glorious days off in which I intend to get a whole heck of a lot of work done. Especially since the arrival of February gives me two more things to focus on:
1. Finish Heartless and have it ready for beta readers by March 1st. I’m about 80 pages to go on the draft, and then I’ve got to type it all up and get a bit of an edit in, but I want to get it to beta readers by March so I have lots of time to work on the book before the August release. It might be a lot to squeeze in, and I might move the beta-reading to April, but we won’t know if I try.
2. Alpha reading another work. I’ve gotten the docs for a book I’ve offered to cover in red (and anyone who’s had me beta knows that I like to make a manuscript bleeeeeed), so I’m resolving to look over at least 13 pages a day so I can have it finished by February 25. Which shouldn’t be a problem at all…(She says now).
Also, with a new month comes a new Featured Story from World Unknown Review. This month, it’s Robert Robinson‘s memoir piece, “Sheba.” Give it a look and, if you like what you read, consider following Robert’s blog or picking up a copy of the review.
Definitely excited to add these to the focus for this month. What have you added to your plate for February?