New year, new career!
Well, Captain’s Surrender was released on the 1st of January. At the time I was too busy throwing up to notice. (Food poisoning, I hasten to add, not over celebration). But now it’s out, and I find myself getting ready to edit 90% Proof with Freya’s Bower in January, followed with the prospect of finishing ‘Secrets’ and trying to sell that somewhere. Somehow the dream of publishing a book has turned into the dream of a writing career. After all, I’ve done it once. Why shouldn’t I do it again, and again?
After so many years of being a housewife, it’s odd to suddenly think of myself as having a job again. A full time job at that. At least, I’m spending 3-5 hours a day writing, and up to 12 hours a day promoting, networking, researching and reviewing. So it can’t get much more full time!
I should probably make some resolutions. I’ll start with these:
a. Get enough exercise to keep me reasonably functional (the dodgy back needs regular swimming.)
b. First drafts don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be written. I will write at least one new book this year.
c. I will give the editing process as much time as it needs. (If my first drafts are rough, I must let myself be relaxed about taking time to edit.) I will finish editing ‘Secrets’ before I start anything new.
d. I will not be afraid to aim high. There *is* a mainstream book in me somewhere, and I will start working towards it.
e. I will allow myself time off to have fun at least once a week. I want to watch more films at the cinema and go out occasionally.
That should do for a start 🙂