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 Date||End Date||Task|
|Today||Dec 31, 2020||aj-hunter.com website|
|Jan 1, 2021||Jan 31, 2021||Round 1 edits (plot holes/timeline and first edit pass through)|
|Feb 1, 2021||April 30, 2021||Round 2 edits (details/passive voice/filter words etc)|
|May 1, 2021||June 15, 2021||Send out to Beta Readers|
|May 1, 2021||June 15, 2021||Work on Marketing Material & Cover|
|June 16, 2021||Aug 31, 2021||Final Rounds of edits|
|Sept 1, 2021||Nov 30, ,2021||Finalize Covers and Formatting|
|June 16, 2021||Nov 30, 2021||Social Marketing|
|Sept 1, 2021||Nov 30, 2021||Pre-Orders if Possible|
|Dec 1, 2021||Launch Release of Book|
Here’s to hoping AJ’s plan works.