I promised that I’d tell you the five year plan, and here it is: I want to get published. In between writing this blog I’ve been submitting my most recent story to different journals, and I’m waiting back for the rejection letters. That may sound pessimistic, but I’d rather be realistic, and the odds aren’t in my favor. That’s fine. It’s helping my get my foot in the door by simply getting my name out there. While I’m doing that I’m working on my next book.
I had the idea in my head before I started at Goddard, and I didn’t end up using it for my thesis because I knew it wasn’t the right time for it. I hadn’t given it time to simmer before trying to write it. Now, after having worked on it for a few months, it’s coming together slowly, but I find that I’m having to make fewer edits because I know the world so well. In five years I either want to have the manuscript finished, and looking for agents, or at least somewhere in that ballpark.
I wish I could be free spirited, but I need structure. I need a five year plan, and I feel really driven and motivated now that I have one.
That’s really all I have for today. It’s pretty busy around here right now, so it had to be short, sweet, and to the point.
I hope everyone is having a good week.