Monday, 1 December 2008

She’s alive! ALIVE!

One week later…

It’s so good to scrape myself away from the most unproductive week I’ve had all year. I couldn’t even concentrate to read – boo! So rather than concentrating on what I didn’t do last week, I’m trying to focus on what I intend to do this week.

First off I want to finish the short story (Porcelain Dolls) that I started over a week ago and which has been languishing in fever-ville, and then I am going to start the second draft of ‘Theatre of Curious Acts’. Inspired by the first three productive weeks of November, I’ve printed out a calendar for next year and filled it in with a whole year’s worth of plans. No wonder my body had a nervous breakdown twenty-four hours after completing it. We have:

Redraft and finish Theatre by end January 2009; work on The Poisoned Apple/Strange Bones (big plans afoot – more about that later) during February and March; April 2009 is dedicated to my long put-off novella The Eurydice Satellite; May through July will be The Moth Maker (my ‘I can’t decide if it’s YA/MG project’ that I’ve started several times this year); then August thru October we have my next MG Timmy O’Leary & The Gentlemen who Haunt. Phew!*

*chances of success 41.2%

18 comments:

Carrie Harris said...

Are you taking bets? Because something tells me you will actually do it.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Only if we're dealing in edible currency :)

Barry Napier said...

lofty goals indeed. Best of luck with it all!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Cheers, Barry.

Aaron Polson said...

Glad you're feeling up to snuff. Whatever that means...

I'm betting you'll accomplish those goals...and manage a few shorts here and there. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's having time for the shorts that I am really worried about.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds like a busy year to me. My brain would have shorted out after making that list. Good luck, but I know you won't need it, not with all the talent you have.

Catherine J Gardner said...

It's those NaNoWriMo word counts - they're so inspiring. Saying that I've spent most of the day staring at the same sentence.

Natalie L. Sin said...

So you've staggered out of your fever haze? Fabulous : )

Catherine J Gardner said...

That's me done for a year :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Your schedule makes me tired just thinking about it. I'm glad you're feeling better!

Felicity Dowker said...

All you productive people really need to stop. *looks petulant* You're putting me to SHAME...

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Hey, you knocked out NaNo with a week to spare...you earned a week off.

Kim Kasch said...

Sounds like you've got your work cut out for you.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Congratulations on a great year and good luck with all your plans for next, Catherine. You're output and dedication are inspiring!

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, KC.

That's the intention, Felicity :)

Jeremy :)

Thanks, Bobbie.

Myrrh said...

Seems we're on the same wavelength lately - including both getting sick the last week of NaNo!

I, too, am going to set up a schedule for 2009. And I would be happy to trade in edible currency to cheer one another on! Preferably of the chocolate/candy/coffee varieties!

Ian said...

Geez, your unproductive week about matches the busiest I can manage. You'll get there, I have a feeling...