Tomorrow I will start the wood base construction and draw the figure on the wood to size. I think the lady will be 5' 2" ish and because I am limited to 18" width I will have to revise the figure a bit to fit the wall.
The paintings and the book? I will work back and forth between the two projects.
I spent over 50 years as a graphic designer and creative director at ad agencies. I had to work on multiple projects at the same time and get them all done by deadline. I guess that hasn't changed even in retirement.