Yesterday was a bit of a short writing day as I only added about 400 words. I'm still working on getting through Dracula, but I'm almost done now, and then should be able to make quick work of Carmilla.
I have two goals on my mind right now: Ensuring working on Ruby remains a daily habit, and also ensuring I get to a point where I can publish this next year. When I think about it, it seems like it would be pretty easy to ensure I continue writing every day. I can even visualize the progression of getting it to publication. I need to finish this draft, let it sit a bit so it's not so fresh, and then revise the parts I'm rewriting now. After that, I'd probably need to do a final revision/polishing of the entire thing (although in my opinion the first couple scenes have already been tightened and polished quite a bit, and may be ready the way they are). I might consider hiring a freelance editor to do a final edit of the entire thing, and then I'd need to create a cover and do the final formatting.
Easy peasy, right? Until I think about also trying to make time for all the other projects I'm working on. If you know me, you know I have a lot I'm trying to juggle. I've been working on a new scheduling method to see if that'll make it easier to ensure I make time for everything I want to do.
Hopefully I can pull it off. The big test is whether I'll still be able to keep up the daily noveling habit after NaNoWriMo ends. Theoretically I should have more time post-November, since I won't be spending time going to write-ins and doing ML things, so hopefully I can put some of that time toward other things and still set aside an hour or two every day to work on my novel.
Fingers crossed, anyway...