by Shelt Garner
My pause in writing continues to provide benefits. Things are getting a lot better with the latter part of the first novel in this planned five novel project. There’s going to come a point when I’m going to use this pause to work again on developing the other novels.
I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed by this project, but that’s what I wanted. And, yet, I have to manage my expectations. There are so many things that could still go wrong. And I have to be realistic — I can’t very well will five novels into existence, and sell them, if I can’t even finish a first draft of the first novel.
I’m hoping this is my third hat trick. My first hat trick was at the VPA. My second was while I was in Seoul. I figure I can manage a third. I just have to buckle down and actually do the work.
And “doing the work” involves doing a lot of reading and re-reading. I’ve done some reading already, but I have to keep at it. I hate how fast time goes when you’re 39 and holding.