Monday, April 28, 2014

I think you should focus on one at a time...

Talking on the phone
     I spoke with a representative from a self-publishing company the other day.  None of my projects are ready to publish, but it is sometimes beneficial to study your publishing options ahead of time.  I looked at several companies and ordered free information packets from a couple of them.  One company then had a representative call me.
     She had several interesting and helpful things to say, and perhaps I will share them in another post sometime.  But one word of wisdom appeared when I confessed I had 3 works in progress.
You should focus on and finish your novels one at a time.
     It's not a bad piece of advice.  I find that I do my best work when one project takes the lead and it becomes my sole focus.  So why do I have 3 projects?
     Perhaps it is my immaturity as a writer.  There are times when one project is "stuck," and I find it very therapeutic to work on something else for a little while.
     Plus, my three current projects are Dungeon, BB, and Ariana's Island.  Both Dungeon and Ariana's island are finished in their first draft form.  So that makes me feel like I won't lose them.  And giving them some time to simmer on a back burner is a good thing. 
     BB is the one that is still developing and, as such, it is my main focus at the moment.  So maybe I am following the representative's advice already.
     It IS good advice.

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