…of publishing, that is!
You would not believe it, but after many an eye roll, back-an-forth negotiations, and general pouting, management approved my long service leave! Five months! Yay! (At half pay…Okay…I can deal with that…).
Five months to write and publish two sequels to Shizzle, Inc. Five months to give this writing career one hell of a try. Can I do it?
Only Microsoft Project can tell! Well, based on the following assumptions:
- That I can write 20K words per week (not all of the time will be spent writing).
- That I will have 40K words written by Feb.
- That I will have the first cover designed by 29 Feb.
- That I will do proofreading myself (and rely on “early readers” to suggest structural changes). This way I hope to reduce costs, compared to the fortune I’ve spent on Shizzle, Inc.
I tried staggering writing of both sequels, to allow for other (many!) tasks. This is what I came up with:
Microsoft project says I can do it!
Let me know what you think of my assumptions and timelines 🙂