Frequently Asked Question: What steps have you taken or plan to take to put a schedule in place for your writing and publishing?
This question comes from the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.
You know, I really am not great about doing this. Living with an autoimmune disease kicks my butt sometimes, and that means that what Robbie Burns said about the best-laid plans of mice and men comes true far more often than I’d like it to.
I’ve set up regular features for this blog that I do my best to keep up. I’m in edits on It Happened in Memphis and Other Stories … and I have a new idea for another short fiction collection niggling at me. It hasn’t jelled quite yet, but it’s in the “definitely maybe” stage. When there’s more than that, I’ll start working on it. An honest-to-Deity writing schedule? Not so much.
As for publishing? My goal with IHIMAOS is to be published in time for InD’Scribe … but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll be fine. I would rather not rush the book for some artificial deadline and have it fall short of my own standards.
I do have two personal goals for 2018: to spend more in-person time with friends, and to hear more live music. I find that both of these things help my creative juices, and I’ve been neglecting both.
How about you? If you’d like to share your writing goals and/or your personal goals for 2018, please feel free to chime in at the Comments section.