Stay the Course, IWSG

Current to-do list:

  • Finish (ahem, *start*) the fifth and final book in my Arizal Wars Series. (I’m sorry, Joleene. You’ll read about Reid soon. Promise)
  • Finish (actually finish) BTT which is going through its fourth/fifth/sixth round of edits which I *hope* gets it publishable for later this year. (I will be needing BETAs so…yeah… anyone interested in contemporary romance with musicians? Bookmark this shit)
  • Start/develop this super amazing idea I had to get me out of my cubicle chains and into the CEO position I so clearly was born for. Hard part? Figuring out how to transition the idea into reality. Wish I could tell you more but I have a thing with jinxing myself, so I’ll leave it a big mystery for now. Just know it exists. And is coming. And is going to be AWESOME.

This is what I’ve got planned for this year and I’m really aiming to make all these happen, even if RTD (AW book 5) is only an outline. There’s so much I want to do and only a finite amount of days to do them in, so I figure, why wait? Just do them all at the same time. Overlap them bitches. And that’s what I’m doing 🙂  A hand in this project. A hand in another. You may see some posts about writing BTT and others about this cool idea thing I have that I can’t tell you about yet (jinxing, member? you member) so, stay tuned for that awesomeness.

Other than an AMAZING TRIP PLANNED TO SAN FRANCISCO in a few months, nothing’s new with me. With that said, onto this month’s optional question:

How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader?

At first I answered this question Yes. Absolutely. Then I reread it and saw that shitty little ‘how’ at the start and felt an essay coming on, so I’ll thesis-size it for you and just say this:

I’m conscious of what I read—everything I read—and everything I read is dissected into things I should and shouldn’t do. Things that work and don’t work. Once a reader becomes a writer, they see behind the scenes, and that’s something that can never be undone.

Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG) is a monthly blog hop for writers at all levels to share their fears and insecurities in a safe and encouraging place. Please drop by and say hi to Alex Cavanaugh who started this nifty concept in bringing us all together.

P.S. – Anyone have suggestions for things that I absolutely HAVE TO DO while I’m in San Fran?

10 thoughts on “Stay the Course, IWSG

  1. Angela Wooldridge says:

    “something that can never be undone.”
    Yes – you do lose a bit of magic when you can see behind the page, don’t you 😉

  2. C.D. Gallant-King says:

    Stop spreading yourself so thin! Pick one thing and stick with it!
    (Said pot to the kettle)

    As for San Francisco, never been, would love to visit. For suggestions… Have they started building the United Federation of Planets headquarters yet?

  3. Loni Townsend says:

    I will certainly be tuning in for the AWESOMENESS! I hope I get to be a beta reader for you. 🙂 Hope all things go well with your multi-tasking. 😀

  4. Joleene Naylor says:

    Whoo hoo on all points!

    I can forgive you for AW 5 as long as there’s more awesomeness coming :p I have faith in the awesomeness of your non-AW work too!

    And- “,,I’m conscious of what I read—everything I read—and everything I read is dissected into things I should and shouldn’t do. Things that work and don’t work. Once a reader becomes a writer, they see behind the scenes, and that’s something that can never be undone…” YES!! As I read now, I spend the whole time thinking “I wouldn’t have done that. I’d have rephrased that. That needs edited” or “Oh wow! I wish I’d done that! OMG! I love that sentence, why didn’t I think of that? Man, I wish my stuff was this well edited”. Glad I am not alone.

  5. Donna L Hole says:

    That’s a busy schedule. I hope you can put it all aside for the SF trip. Gotta have vacation time too. Nope, can’t unsee/unknow what’s behind the writing curtain. Sad, I miss those days of just liking or not liking a book without analyzing exactly what killed the joy.

    Good luck keeping all those projects going at the same time. I can rarely focus on more than one at a time, and even means I can’t read a book while writing or editing. I’m so not a multi-tasker.

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