I have an outline. I have characters, and even a list of things that I still need to look up. (I worry that putting off starting writing until October will give the story time to slide right out of my head and disappear into the ether). Still, the planning stage seems to be going well enough.
For the current, I mean completed, story, I have put ten-thousand words up on Authonomy, the minimum, where I have yet to figure out what is going on.
There are so many links and messages and places to do stuff that I don't yet understand. I have messages from people and don't know how to answer them! And friend requests from people I don't know, and no idea whether they liked the personality they saw of me in my story or if they are just hoping I'll follow the links and read theirs.
The site is too expansive for me to feel comfortable there yet and they require the story broken down by chapter into separate word documents for uploading, so I'm hesitant to put all that effort into doing the rest of the chapters. It would mean I would have to remember to make any suggested changes not only to the smaller uploadable files, but to the larger working copy as well and I hate having to do that.
Moving on other goals for this month, I have piles of books to read (though I have just finished Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, go me!)and I'm halfway through editing a short story I'd written nearly a year ago. So I'm making progress.
If only I was doing as well at making progress at the non-writing tasks on my list, my house would be spotless and my baby would be potty-trained. Oh well, one day at a time.