I got to looking at my goals post from way back when, and y'know, I'm really not so horribly off track.
Goal 1 - Finishing Night of Fire and Ash. Check.
Goal 2 - Write JJD4 - temporarily on hold
Goal 3 - Speak at RT. Done! Love love loved it.
Goal 4 - Choose/write a new project - well, I kinda DID that already, with The Musicbox Girl, so that one's done, just out of order.
Goal 5 - Publish JJD4 - Still a goal, just pushed back a bit further than originally thought.
So really, what does the rest of my 2013 look like?
Peacemaker - My edits on Peacemaker are due July 1st, assuming of course that I get my edit letter in good time. (I feel pretty safe making that assumption)
JJD4 - Come July 1, provided that Peacemaker is turned in on time, JJD4 becomes my priority. Planning on having it done by November 1. Four months should be sufficient enough time. After that, I want to spend November/December getting it edited and the cover design and formatting done in preparation for hitting the button to make it live.
And holy cow,that brings me into 2014 already.
At some point in January (don't know the precise date yet), Peacemaker will hit. Kinda want to spend the month of January dealing with that, but I also want to spend it plotting out the second Arcane West novel. My current plan with that series is a trilogy, but who knows? Never say never or something.
Spring of 2014 could conceivably be spent writing AW2, and pimping JJD4 with a spring release. Then, JJD5 will need to start being a thing, and... I'm exhausted just thinking about it.
And just like this year, my best laid plans could come to a screeching halt due to unexpected (but hopefully still good) events.
It feels good, though, to have a plan. It may not even be a great plan, but at least it's a plan.