Project # two is another short story, told from the point of view (POV) of a cat. A lot happens. To the cat. This is based on a true story, and it's something I have wanted to write for years. So why haven't I?
Project # three is a rewrite of a mystery novel I wrote a while back. It was always my critique group's favorite novel of mine. I liked the story, the setting and the characters. Went back to re-read and see why it had never sold. In the intervening years, I've become a better writer. And the story needed work. Pruning. Whole chapters came and went where not much (maybe even NOTHING happened.) So the rewrite is coming along. My NEW (different people) writing group is not convinced, but they are all writing thrillers. This book has to build. Lots of stuff happens, but not right away, except for the murder. The sleuth has to feel her way into a strange town and a difficult situation. Have I set myself up to fail? Hope not. Still like the story, the characters and the setting, which is the Northwoods of Wisconsin.
Other projects: meet with my agent and find out what's going on with my two novels that she is trying to sell.
Clean out tons of old projects and useless paper from my office. This is a tough one. Why do I keep procrastinating?
Decide if I want to do a Civil War story I've been keen on. Is it a short story or a novel? Maybe a novella. The thing is, there's a huge amount of research in front of me, and maybe it's only a short story. What to do?
Last thing: some PR to give my last novel, Festival Madness, a shot of adrenaline.
Last, last thing: maybe a cookbook?
So many projects, so little time.
What keeps so many projects on the back burner? Inertia, laziness, not enough time, and I don't even know what. Read what the writers below are fixating on for 2016. Do we all have the same issues?
Oh yes, and I need to try to sell another short story I've been sitting on. When I'm looking for something to do, I can always re-read this post.
Writing is hard. But you knew that.
|The Late, Much-loved Thisbe, who always inspired my writing|
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.
Skye Taylor http://www.skye-writer.com/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.
Bob Rich http://wp.me/p3Xihq-Bm
Rachael Kosinski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Kay Sisk http://kaysisk.blogspot.com
Anne Stenhouse http://annestenhousenovelist.
Hollie Glover http://www.hollieglover.co.uk
Helena Fairfax http://helenafairfax.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.