I have many projects on the go at once and so this category will get full quite quickly!
I tend to concentrate on up to three ideas at a time for bursts of up to one month, but I do still add to other projects outside of this. I have a huge amount of unfinished ideas and some that are finished but are in storage for a later date when I will read them again with fresh eyes and determine if they need altering or not!
If a project is marked down as 1.2 or something like that, this means that this project is part of a series I am working on, I have some series I am working on but generally I prefer writing standalones.
My vampires are considered both series and standalones, because some vampire ideas are far removed from my main series or rather saga idea in the first place.
I am updating my categories along with my diary entries for Wednesdays that will start back up again, because I am determined to show people how much I do actually work towards my creativity, regardless of finished products!
To me it is lovely to have a final finished product that I can show an agent eventually, but right now that is neither my primary goal nor motivation!
My goal is to get into the swing of writing full-time – a set amount of words daily to a fixed project in order for me to feel like a real professional author. To me that goal is to have one project that has had at least 3k words added per day consistently and not to write just a little each day to many projects. Though added words per day to many projects is something I will never get out of, it is the focus on one particular project having 3k words per day that is my intended focus!
If you follow my drift?
I am exceedingly tired today so I may not make that much sense, because I didn’t sleep until 5am and I only had four hours of disturbed sleep and no access to caffeine for the past thirty hours!
So to break it down, my primary goal is to focus on adding 3k words to one story per day until it is finished without breaking that streak! Once I manage to do this and finish a novel without breaking my daily streak, then I will feel like a professional author!
Though if I never accomplish that, do not fear – because this is has no basis on whether or not I approach an agent or a publisher first, no, no, no! I will still do that, but I will not feel confident in my professionalism that is all!
Another thing that will add to me feeling professional will be the day I am actually writing 3k words to a project in an unbroken streak and also editing another finished project by at least three chapters per day – I am serious when I say I am trying to become full-time here!
Before the 11th November 2021 I would work approximately six hours per week towards my writing, that wasn’t my blog! Since November 11th 2021, I am now writing or working towards my projects approximately four hours per day, broken up, so it is not full-time yet, to me!
I am forcing myself to do this, even when bed bound sick, I am taking work with me on the laptop in bed and with handwritten notes too!
I am determined to do this!
I think it is because my brain is so filled with so many ideas and unfinished projects that it is starting to taunt me, make me crazy a bit – so I need to get on with it!
I actually had a dream last night that various characters from my own stories were mocking and laughing at me because of my excuses, this was weird shit and I just don’t have time for that kind of thing in my dream time!
By and large this post was meant to tell you that I have so many ideas on the go and I do not struggle for ideas at all – but I am beating them off with a stick and I would like to share what those stories may contain without giving too much away!
If you find an idea you like, let me know, it will really help to motivate me more to write it, if I feel someone out there likes the sound of it!
I will write it anyway, but at a slower pace, you have no idea how fast I can work when I feel like someone is waiting for it or there is a deadline set by someone outside of myself!
Honestly, I am a workaholic, especially if I know that my work pleases another!
I know I sound needy right now, but I am being honest, I work best when other people’s expectations are higher than my own regarding my work, I am like this in everything in my life!
As I think I have mentioned before, I live for others, I don’t live for myself!
Happy reading everyone!