And I have to say I’m pleased with myself. Normally when writing I’ll go over and over on a project and never finish. Not this one. For better or for worse, it’s a completed project.
Writing a novel is a lot like running a marathon. Sprinting doesn’t win the day, it’s slow and easy that does. Cranking out 4-6k of words a day may sound good on paper, but is the writing worth a damn?
I’ve gotten to the point that I’m writing somewhere between 1.5 to perhaps 2k a day and taking my time. This allows for getting paragraphs right the first time then having to rewrite things over and over. I don’t know about you guys, but I get brain fried from working over and over on the same project. Right now, you couldn’t get me to touch this manuscript unless someone threw a bunch of money at me. Why? Because I’m burned out of this story. I want to move on and that’s what I’m doing.
My current projects are: Third Talia novel, a first Novel around a character named Micki and a serialized Talia novel for my blog. Those are enough to keep my busy for a while, and I still have the second Talia novel to edit!! Honestly, I’m too tired from editing the first one to take that one on, so I’m hitting the creative side instead.
Now that it’s done, let’s cross fingers and hope someone picks it up. If not, I might put it out as an e-book and try to sell the second one. Perhaps, if that one is picked up and sells, I might be able to sell the rights to a publisher and the first one could end up in the market too.
Well, that’s getting ahead of myself. Here’s to hoping things go well.