Wow! How the hell did I stretch my writing so far?
I really have to be sure that I don't loose focus of what I am really trying to do which is finish something that I have been writing, be it "Richard Babcock and the Hollywood Starlette" or "Framed" or perhaps even "To Beat the Band".
I think it's great that I have made all of these connections, especially through Steve Umstead's #pubwrite (buy his E-Book Gabriel's Redemption) as well I now have six followers of this blog! I'm learning so much about publishing, dos and don't of writing and just very interesting stuff about other peoples writing lives. Fantastic!
I have people that would be interested in reading my work, potentially contacts with agents, thoughts on what to do in terms of publishing. I have tons of places to get my name out and to put out short stories for competitions.
I have nothing. Well almost nothing. I have "Counting Down the Storm" my novella which is currently only in paperback form of which I only have a few copies left. I really need to get it into e-book form as I really can't afford to have another run printed (yeah, I self-published it).
Now what I really need is to finish something new and here is how I am going to acomplish this.
- Focus on only one story.
- This is my biggest weakness, too many irons in the fire. I am currently working on "Richard Babcock..." and that is all (with the exception of #5MinuteFiction and #SaturdayShorts.)
- #6amWriters- A Twitter Group that I am attempting to form. So far I am the only one but I pretend there are more to keep me accountable.
- The purpose is to get up at 6am and write until I have to leave for work or on the weekend, the family gets up and harasses me.
- Generally an hour to an hour and a half.
- During this time, no internet, NONE! or tweeting
- It has to be on ONLY one WIP
- My goal is to write no less than 800 words and preferably >1000
- #1KaDay- Another twitter group that focuses on writing 1000 words each and everyday.
- Stop blogging this blog daily
- I am going to limit this to once a week. I think that Mondays are a good day for it.
- Not take on any other writing projects unless:
- They Make me Money (Prize money kind of okay)
- I have something outlined that would fit the criteria
- Preferably both
Which reminds me, I recently got pregnant while riding on a flying pig over atlantis and being chased by a Monster Army of Yeti Cyborgs! Wow, that was a day.....
Thanks for Reading
D. Ryan Leask
And Please, Please do not ever use this line:
Sparkling like a vampire in the sunlight