Been doing mostly research and beta reading lately, so I decided it was time to kick myself in the butt and get back to work. My goals for the next 4 months are as follows: June: Start outline for Book 1 of my series. Week1- Create Characters and develop character relationships. Week2- Outline first five chapters. Outlines scenes in those chapters. Week3- Outline chapters five thru ten, with scenes. Week4- Outline chapters eleven thru fourteen, with scenes. July: Write chapters one thru 4. August: Write chapters five thru eight. September: Write chapters nine thru twelve. October: Finish chapters thirteen and fourteen. Begin editing and Beta reads. I am just getting use to a software program the wife bought me called Writeitnow 5. I like it, so the outlining will probably go fast this next month. I want to be ready to write or be writing my story by July 1. I am going on a little personal vacation by myself for a week in Florida. From breakfast to dinner, I plan to be writing while sitting by the pool. I also will dedicate two hours a night to this project during the week. I plan 4 to 6 hours on the weekend. When I begin my story, I will try to keep a word count. I am thinking first draft to be around 90-125K depending on how much I ramble. I am making this thread as kind of a motivator for myself. So I will post as I go. I am also quitting smoking at this time, so all this could just be a waste by early next week as I kill someone who irritates me. Don't worry though, I have planned out a schedule that I can follow once I get computer use in prison!