It’s the first Wednesday, so time for the IWSG monthly post where writers can share or commiserate with their peers about the creative process.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could dive into our writing projects while maintaining the enthusiasm and energy from beginning to end? I confess it takes a lot to accomplish this ideal standard, especially since so far I haven’t accomplished this. Blame it on life, lack of focus, fear of failure or another factor, but it all boils to the same result, unfinished work.
I am four days into a week abroad with eleven others on an international mission trip in Belize.The slower pace of life and removal of unlimited distractions in my normal routine were EXACTLY what I needed at this point in my writing life. Most of you know the past month was NaNoWriMo and I had grand plans to dive into the historical novel I brainstormed during the 2017 A to Z challenge. But I slipped into a deep writing funk in early September and just could not muster the rally to give NaNo my all.
In truth I likely contributed some portion to the funk by writing too much. I know, I know, writers are supposed to write, but I have three unfinished manuscripts that should receive more focus than my blogging. One of my main goals for 2017 was to submit to a publisher. Well to do that you must possess a finished, polished work and sadly I don’t. But that, at least will change.
On Saturday we will wing our way home and I will have about eight hours to edit and polish two of my manuscripts. I have learned how to get them on my Kindle app so I can use my tablet for editing. Yes ladies and gents, boys and girls there will be a sea change to witness.
Also on this trip I have decided to devote a sum of money to the editing and publishing process. I also want to travel to some writing conferences.
Now for your part. If you know a good economical editor let me know as I am looking. The same goes for U.S. based writing conferences.
I say it at the start of every year, and I always mean it, but 2018 WILL BE THE YEAR!!!