Hi. I love TSTS and always look forward to your updates. But you didn't upload a sneak peek for the next chapter. Does that mean that you won't be posting the chapter this Sunday?
Okay, so first of all it’s really cool to see someone paying attention to my schedule and missing TSTS, so thank you!! 😊
Second, the short answer to your question is, no, there will not be an update Sunday. TSTS is in a short break and will be back May 14.
The long answer is this. It actually takes me an average of 10 days to write a chapter of anything, so weekly updates are unsustainable.
That being said, regardless of what you see being published I’m writing (or revising) pretty much every day. If you knew my work/family schedule you would be shocked that I get done what I get done.
Those 10 days are not in a row, I’m always working on several chapters at once and I won’t work on two different drafts of the same chapter two days in a row because I want my brain to have a fresh take on each draft. I prefer to work sequentially because I think That’s best for flow and final product.
So…I finished draft four of chapter 18 yesterday and today I’m hoping to work or draft three of 19 and draft 3 of 20 Saturday, then hopefully type up 21 Sunday…etc…
I have a very tight schedule that if I can keep to it you will get a chapter a week from May 14 to the end of June, but it’s the end of the school year with two elementary school kids and a teacher husband…mother’s day, father’s day, recitals, a first communion…
The biggest obstacle will be next weekend when I take my girl scout troop (yeah, I’m a troop leader on top of all this) on a three day camping trip. The only way I can keep on schedule is if I come back from that trip with the first handwritten draft of 23-25 written in my notebook (it’s an electronic free weekend). And I have no idea is I will have the time to do that or not. (It’s an archery camp though so that should be inspiring 😉)
So, there’s a longer answer than you wanted. But here’s my progress via excell sheet. I’ll try to keep you guys updated on Sun/Thursdays to whether I’m on track.