My Thoughts On An Editorial Calendar…
Finish type up of Q2, Scrivener file plus print out. This one I completed this week 🙂
Typed MS Q1 + Q2 + HO
= THREE MS ready to take through HTRN which kicks off 14/12/15
22 week course
Q3+Q4 Type up – Target = 369,600 words/7 black note books
Assume 260 days (5 day week) =1421 typed up words/day/5 days OR 7105/week
OR 21 sides long hand.
I would say that equates to 5 hours/week minimum if not 7 hours.
5 hours could be one long session 5am -10 am or 1pm -5pm or 5pm-10pm one day /week
If this could be achieved as a priority each week then by this time next year when the others have been through HTRN once etc and I am in a better position to get them read and formatted then these will be ready to HTRN to follow through.
I would rather try to think of doing it this way than 1 + 1/2 hours a day for 5 days which if I am revising or writing new may be distracting.
What if you took photos of each page and saved to Evernote and onenote – printed out from that? Turned into pdf or annotated?
4 sides typed every day x 5 days/week is about 20/week and that means the 360600 is doable.
###TODAY I did 5 hours ?10/3 and did 12 pages – it was a BIG intrusion on the day.###
So 4 sides/day /5days /week = 369600 IN this next 12 months.
OR 20 sides /week BUT if that is 2 x 10 that is two whole sessions each time you try
OR 80 sides/month over say 4 or 5 days in one week with a break from everything else. I am not drawn to that I think it gives the highest chance of giving up as once missed it is a huge cock up – one 4 side day missed is easily caught up.
Can you write 4 sides in one hour?
I still need to be around on social media, I need to maintain my blog and keep searching out new ideas and techniques /how to etc
Friday blog post needs to be maintained as well as outposts -Make a list of topics you could talk on or each blog. But YOU must show up and do – that means Thursday or Friday am latest.
What about batch writing? I don’t think I have enough advance stuff to do that – tends to be journalistic personal experience or reaction or breakthrough find. I can drop mention the books as I go.
2016 needs to be focussed on getting the books out to market Nov onwards with marketing and development strategy in place and formatting and website shop etc organised -VAT and Tax checked out and sales cart in place.
Advertising etc needs thinking about if advertising in mags/radio etc
2017 Q2 needs to be released just before Easter and HO
Q3 summer half term
Q4 in time for summer holls
If these segments are broken into more books than 4 then that wants adjusting.
Evergreens and We rode For series ought to be in production by then and HA finished and under HTRN to release Easter 2018
Aim is to have 1 evergreen and one YA out each year – standalone Ancestrous needs writing…
And then there are those who say you cannot hit a target you can not see and that looking more than three months ahead is pointless….
I think it is good to plan but foolish to write it in stone.