So what’s the plan …?

A quick scroll down previous posts will reveal a rather alarming trend – procrastination. If I may wax lyrical – procrastination is avoidance disguised as real life. Maybe I blog only when I need to lift myself from my latest rut.  Way to go on creating a platform!
However, the last post did have the desired effect – I got off my arse (or the Xbox, as it’s known) and wrote some more.
But wadda ya know … I finished a first draft!
Now, the novella is not even remotely finished – there are gigabytes of advice on what I need to do next – but its further than I’ve gotten before. So I’m going to take it as a positive.

But since reading the most excellent essay by Katherine Rusch – and I CANNOT emphasise how much you need to read it if you want a career as a writer – its just a first draft. The first of many.  Maybe even just a journeyman piece, one where I learn my trade, figure out a few things.  I fully intend to publish it, with a cover and a little fanfare.

But it’s just the first.

Since finding time on my hands, while the first draft matures away from my star-crossed eyes – I took a look at something unfinished that lay mouldering in a forgotten folder.  It wasn’t half bad – not perfect, but more than salvageable.  It’s beyond first draft, polished even, but needs ironing and tweaking.

So suddenly, I have a second work, in need of a cover, copy editor and multiple readthroughs.

This, I hope, is how a career starts.  Not with pleads to ‘buy my book’ on twitter, facebook, email shots etc.  I’ll just keep sending them out, and damn the rest.

So, what’s next?


About gethinmorgan

Writer, baker, beard bon viveur. And single-dad of three precocious little Jedi. Single father, Catan Addict, and writer.
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