#IWSG Blog Hop April 5th, 2023
Insecure Writer’s Support Group
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April 5th question – Do you remember writing your first book? What were your thoughts about a career path on writing? Where are you now and how is it working out for you? If you’re at the start of the journey, what are your goals?
Well, I have not finished the first book. Recently, I pulled it out and reread. It was not as bad as I thought it was when I gave up on it. I will probably pull it out one day and redo it and finish.
I rather speak of where I am now. I am in this for the long haul. I have been writing since I was a young adult. I have pursued writing as a career since 2011, half-heartedly occasionally, but I had a lot of learning and growing to do as a writer and a businessperson.
I published for the first time in 2018 and started Stormdance Publications, creating theme-anthologies with another writer. We are still publishing anthologies. In fact, we are getting ready to release Grumpy Old Gods Volume 6. My Amazon Page.
I have several series planned with my first series coming out end-of-year or early 2024. I outlined the first book in short form on Medium, and I am now revising and expanding. You can read the short form below on Medium. I also have a Paranormal Cozy Mystery series planned set in the same world. I’m excited about that too.
Something new I am doing is I try to re-evaluate my processes, personal, writing, and business quarterly, for what is working and not working. I have learned when I have a really productive day, the next day usually is not as productive, or a lot less productive. It allows me to see what I am doing and not doing, and learn. It helps me see what I need to change to improve my productive and achieve my goals.
I am a perpetual learner in the art of fiction craft, so that alone is a journey in my process as a writer. I am a course-a-holic and it gives me much joy.
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”
I believe this quote with all my heart. There is nothing we cannot learn or improve upon.