It’s Cold Outside

In the south that’s not a thing you hear often. But then again cold is 50 to AJ’s kids. But it’s cold outside right now. Lows in the thirties. It’s even cold for AJ.

But we seek the comfort of the weighted blanket and 1000 thread count sheets. Too bad AJ isn’t working from home. That would be the perfect place to work from today. Though AJ has both a 1000 thread count sheet and weighted blanket for the couch in the living room too. She’s a creature of comfort.

When it’s cold and it smells like snow but never snows is very disappointing for both of us. Not that AJ wants to drive in the snow or do anything in it, but snow is pretty. And it’s a sign of Christmas. Christmas is less than a month away and AJ doesn’t feel all that Christmasy. Though the house is partially decorated and they are just waiting on a tree.

Living in New York City we don’t get as cold as say Upstate New York where AJ went to highschool. But we still get cold, we still get snow. AJ needs to write a winter story. Maybe we’ll get a real Christmas story soon. AJ’s got to write the Shadowlands yet. And I hope it sticks around. AJ’s goal for the next year is to publish book 1 — The Call of the Dragon. We should all rejoice. Well maybe not. But AJ is lol.

AJ’s allowing me to make some accountability for us for the next year. A bunch of deadlines. The dates are tentative, and as AJ edits and does things they will likely change. And if AJ can throw together the funds to hire an editor then that will change the schedule too.

Start DateEnd DateTask
TodayDec 31, website
Jan 1, 2021Jan 31, 2021Round 1 edits (plot holes/timeline and first edit pass through)
Feb 1, 2021April 30, 2021Round 2 edits (details/passive voice/filter words etc)
May 1, 2021June 15, 2021Send out to Beta Readers
May 1, 2021June 15, 2021Work on Marketing Material & Cover
June 16, 2021Aug 31, 2021Final Rounds of edits
Sept 1, 2021Nov 30, ,2021Finalize Covers and Formatting
June 16, 2021Nov 30, 2021Social Marketing
Sept 1, 2021 Nov 30, 2021Pre-Orders if Possible
Dec 1, 2021Launch Release of Book

Here’s to hoping AJ’s plan works.