I feel as though I have nothing to say, but you’ve gotta start somewhere, right?
Have been reading up on indie publishing, marketing and tips for writers — will keep track of some of my favorites here. And I’m really feeling anxious and inspired — and downright antsy — to just get the writing done already. Like so often before, however (I’ve been plotting novels since I was in fourth grade), I find reasons not to get down to it and get stuff done.
It’s easy to blame it on time crunch, I know: fulltime job, single mom, time spent at the gym and boyfriend’s house, and — somewhere — sleep! There’s only so many hours in the day. But if I allow that to be an excuse, we all know, nothing will ever get written. Does that mean I need to plan (a time to research? a time to read? a time to write?)? Because I’m terrible with plans. Even in my most productive writing days (back before I had a second child, went back to school for another degree and got a job) I never worked off anything more than a general sketch — and that was more to keep details straight than to map out plot lines.
Perhaps what I need to do — what I’m going to have to do — is stretch time. And we all know time is wibbly wobbly stuff, so I do have some hopes of kneading and molding it to a set of parameters that will accommodate my writing-time needs. I plan to keep notes on my progress here in Wordslide9, so anyone who’s interested (and has more time on their hands than I do) can follow along.
I’m not saying I’ll write something every day, although that is the goal. But small steps, right? One chunk of the elephant at a time…. So, for now I’m going to hold myself accountable for writing something at least once every three days. Once I’ve proven to myself that I can do that, I’ll up that goal to every two days and then every day. Let’s hope I get there fast!