Progress Report: March 2021 #amediting

March was a bit spazzy for me. In general, I wasn’t feeling very motivated. I’ve had similar issues in the past during winter when I wasn’t seeing enough daylight. I didn’t think that was an issue now vs. last time I worked 2nd shift, but maybe that and the whole pandemic thing has been throwing me off. Certainly, I struggle a lot with mask wearing. I often find myself psychologically exhausted after a full day wearing one.

To make matters worse, I encountered an issue in March that made it problematic to sit for extended periods of time. I have a standing desk, but for whatever reason, on days when I should have been editing, I would choose to lay on the couch instead of setting the desk to standing (I did finally set it to standing, but it took longer than it should have).

All in all, these things put me slightly behind the goal I’d set myself. On the plus side, the raw time I’ve spent on Draft 3 is less at 98% than the completely Draft 3 for my previous book, Shifting Sides, so I’m getting more efficient.

Shifting Paradigms

End of Month Goal: Finish Draft 1 (Bonus Goal)

Progress:  Didn’t work on.

Deadline Status: On Time

Shifting Cargo

End of Month Goal: Finish Draft 3. Start Draft 4. Work on Cover Art

Progress:  98% of scene editing for Draft 3.

Deadline Status: Slightly behind schedule

April 2021 Goals

  • Shifting Cargo: Finish Draft 3. Finish Draft 4. Finish Cover Art
  • Shifting Paradigms: Finish Draft 1 (Bonus Goal)

Release Deadlines:


  • Shifting Cargo: June 15, 2021
  • Shifting Loot: October 15, 2021
  • Shifting Paradigms: TBD

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