GOAL FOR THE DAY:
Watch Chris Fox's videos 12 weeks video series, make a plan, and fill in the 12 week scedule.
Initially I jumped in with the mentality; wirte, write, write! But this couldn't have been more wrong, or counter productive. I mean, I didn't even have a plan. So, I decided to spend a fee days planning. A trilogy in 12 weeks is no mean feat, and if I'm going to do it right I better get a plan laid out first.
I decided the best approach to planning would be first getting a handle of Chris's process. Why labour over building my own process from scratch when Chris has already done most of the leg work? So I opted to binge watch his 9 videos (each one corresponding to another weeks in the 12 weeks challenge).
And boy! Am I glad I decided to do this. It took so much guess work out of it for me. I took a few pages of notes on tips that will come in REALLY useful when it comes to all aspects of the process; writing, managing time, business, marketing, etc.
That's not to say I'm going to follow Chris's process to a T. Everyone is different and Chris and I lead very different lives with different pressures and demands on our time and attention.
With that said, the videos were, by far, the best place to start!
If you plan on giving this a go, I wholeheartedly recommend that you watch them first.
It gave me the kick in the ass I needed to get planning and scheduling sorted out early on. I know this will be key to keeping organised and hitting those tight deadlines.
I scheduled the entire 12 weeks in Google Calendar from April 24th to July 16th.
The first week is all about planning and plotting. Week two will be for plotting, writing, and submitting LS00 to the line editor.