Thirty-nine days from today is December 31, 2009. I plan to accomplish these five things before the old year disappears forever:
1. Finish the first draft of my suspense/thriller (not sure what to call it yet) with a working title of "A Terrible Mistake." Judging by the amount of trouble my heroine is in, I may have to change the title to, "A Bunch of Terrible Mistakes."
2. Clean up my office, catch up on filing important papers, shred and dispose of waste paper, hang up my bulletin board, dust the furniture and blinds, and run the sweeper.
3. Outline a new novel.
4. Get rid of as many unused clothes, appliances, household goods, and other possessions as I can in an organized effort to simplify and declutter our lives.
5. When the working draft of "Mistakes" is complete, I'll set it on the shelf to rest. Then I'll return to another WIP, a historical novel set in frontier Illinois. The main character, Jo Mae Proud, has been hanging about, begging for attention. She says it's time I read through Wishing Caswell Dead, make the necessary changes to beef up her part in the story, and begin the submission process. She's right. I've let this project go too long.
What are your plans for the next thirty-nine days?