I was thoroughly disheartened when the BWA Publishing Programme collapsed (was it a scam or just incompetence – will we ever know?) and I stopped writing for a while. Thankfully I have started again and am drafting the second volume of The Dragonlite Legacy.
Previously I was in the habit of writing regularly; now I have to re-establish that rhythm and it’s a challenge. So when Jeff Goins’ threw down the gauntlet by suggesting we aspiring authors write 500 words a day during the month of January I decided to have a go.
In parallel I plan to work on the search for an agent or publisher for the first book. Sadly the two things don’t mesh well. The work needed for the latter seems to come from the ‘getting bored senseless’ side of my brain rather than the creative one.
It amazes me that authors find the time and energy to cope with finding a publisher/self publishing, creating a social media platform, living their daily lives and writing. Is there any time left for normal human relationships I ask myself.
Over January we shall see. Will the 500 a day target survive, will I ever send out a successful query, or will the dog, cats and my husband give up on all attempts to communicate with me and leave the family home?