Yeah, I got plans. I make plans all the time, but it never matters.
Take this weekend for instance. Plans? Yeah, I planned to write about 10K words into my new book this weekend.
“Whoa!” you sez. “You can’t do that! How you gonna do that?”
It’s not as hard as you think. When you’re not interrupted and are in the flow, 10K in a weekend’s not that hard. But I haven’t be able to hit it. Heck, I’d be elated to do half that. Instead I got a tenth of that, a little more. Bah.
Beside this book, I have to take one last crack at the book which started them all. I have an outline, I know what needs to happen, but I have to take the time to do the writing. Got to. Can’t let that one go or this one’s not worth the pixels it’s written on. So I have to get that one up and running. And this second book dovetails nicely into the third installment, explains so much, sets it up sweetly, and lets me sit back and scrawl.
But I have to finish this one first. Have to. One of the rules – gotta finish it. I can start others, but I have to finish this one. So, being who I am, I’m sort of stuck on this one.
Then, I want to backtrack to one other story and finish that one. It’s been brewing since 2008, and I promised someone I would finish it. I will. I will, and with this method, I can. I believe that whole heartedly.
Then, I have the opening for a sequel to Scales of Justice, my only published full-length novel. (Do you have a copy yet?) It’s okay, but I won’t return to that until after I do these. I like that universe a lot though.
Then I had a few vignettes pop into my head. Not full-blown ideas, at least, not yet, but interesting stuff. And it’s been a while since that’s happened, so I’m pretty excited about the writing.
Meanwhile, things at work are getting worse by the day. I made a mistake which left me shrugging when grilled about how it happened (when I should have said it was because of a lot of unrealistic and difficult requirements, but didn’t think about that at the time), and had to fix it, and now I’m just praying it is fixed. Really fixed.
I so want to be a writer when I grow up. I so do.
How was your weekend? And if you’re a dad, Happy Belated Father’s Day. Hope it was blessed.