Dead set on improving my writing. Following a stricter, albeit tougher schedule. My life has been overhauled since the new year.
So far, I’ve written a couple of short stories, part of a long work of fiction likely to become a novelette and am in the midst of a new novel. Great. Right?
Well, yes. In a word. Actually doing the work in this ‘work’ manner is a challenge. You see, before I used to slip writing inbetween breaks, early mornings, evening, night etc. Now it’s become a daily ritual. My writing is no longer a past time. It is still a hobby but one that I now take to a whole new level.
Passed the hurdle of newbie, beyond the scope of aspiring author and into the realm of something around full time. This is not a choice or event that I believed would happen this year. I made the new year decision to simply go at it like a full time job. And, in the payoff I’ve been more productive than ever. I didn’t want it to replace working, but it has.
Now, the task of actually writing stories people read and enjoy. I believe the market for the stories I’ve already published to be massive, but acquiring the readers, traffic and reviews is the hard part. Marketing.
Quite literally an update on my writing. A chance for me to say how happy it is making me. Truly. Follow your passion. They say you never work a day in you life when your job is your passion. Or something like that.