…WELL IT IS simple, but a writer can never stop writing. Rewards are fleeting and few (so far). Once one project is done, it’s on to the next. Calling myself a writer still feels fraudulent however. The book I have been editing as of late I will be trying to get published: as yet untitled. Until it is published I can’t be happy about it beyond having finished writing a book. While that is currently in Beta reader stage I have plenty to do.
I need to polish my synopsis for when I submit my the book.
Literary agent hunting season has opened!
Dog Story (aka book 2 – not a sequel) is nearly finished. Gonna’ print that off reacquaint myself with the story and characters, make some edits and straighten out the storyline.
Short story collection needs editing…then probably self publish.
And blogging of course! Being on WordPress is such a great outlet to connect with you between the times of blinking cursor and Word.
Have I learnt anything from writing a book?
Mainly get rid of distractions. Disconnect from the web. Just you and the laptop/computer/typewriter?! Write until your body tells you you need to move something other than your arms and fingers. Rinse and repeat. As long as you make sure you are sitting in front of a device you can write stories into that’s half the battle. The other 50%? Discipline to write. Discipline to type through the passages you think are weak, to type through the times the words are reluctant participants. I’m hardly the first to state this. But it is true, and it is that simple.