I’m going to make this short (as time is limited), but don’t EVER only give yourselves three months between book releases, even if the thing is pretty much written (which it still may not be). I’m cutting it close, guys. Real close. Like, I’m too embarrassed to tell you exactly what’s going on, but let’s just say that you should NEVER give yourselves three months between book releases unless you’re Hermione Granger, and even that’s pushing it.
I haven’t been participating as much in writer groups and doing writer things because phones are pretty much banned at work and the precious little time I do have (not including time with Batman and Appa) I’d rather be writing. Editing. Making sure there’s a product. So, I’m off to go do that because I’m dumb and planned poorly and am just now realizing I’m publishing another book next month.
Anyway, onto the optional IWSG question!
What are your ultimate writing goals, and how have they changed over time (if at all)?
My writing goals have…loosely stayed the same. I used to want to be this huge, best-selling author that everyone knew, with movies made on each of my books (pretty much Steven King). Of course, that’d still be nice, but somewhere along the way, I realized I want a fanbase. I want to write for people who want to read the kind of stories I like to tell. Mega money would be great (fame—I could live without) but to support myself on selling my books to a loyal and loving fanbase…that seems pretty on point.
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16 thoughts on “Time’s A Changing (and Flying) IWSG”
You must be an incredibly fast writer! Wow, three months between launches, thanks for the tip on what not to do. 🙂 Happy IWSG day! http://www.raimeygallant.com
It’s not that I’m a fast writer; I was unemployed for three months and was unrealistic. But, can’t turn back now! 🙂
I don’t think 3 months between books is even an option for me. I think I’d be happy with even 3 years (which I’ve already passed myself).
You got this!
We’re all different 🙂
and about your ultimate writing goals: YOU got this!
You know, I see people who put out like, 12-20 books PER YEAR and I just don’t know how they do it. I know they’re not particularly long, but they’re still complete, competently written stories, because the reason they’re putting them out so fast is that the have a market who are buying them. I write pretty fast, but even if I was doing this full-time I don’t think i could turn over stuff that quickly.
Anyway, my point is that you’re very brave to put out these books so quickly, and I applaud you for challenging yourself. It’s been two years since I’ve put out a full-length book myself, so you got me beat by a mile. Good luck!
Thank you 🙂 It feels like I should be brave, but I feel foolish. Oh well! You live, you learn.
Three months is very aggressive, but if you can do it, why not? I hope it goes well.
Regarding Goals: I think all writers long for the day when they have a fan base anxiously waiting their next book. What could be better?
Seriously nothing could be better. *crosses fingers* one day!
I wish I could churn out a book fast enough to publish every three months, but maybe you already have the majority written. Congrats too on the upcoming release. Happy IWSG!
Thank you! (and yes, the majority was written 🙂 )
Good luck on getting to those goals!
Aren’t we all a little overoptimistic about what we can get done towards our goals? Good luck with all your releases so close together. You can do this!!
Thank you! I appreciate the support! 🙂
Good luck publishing those books at three-month intervals!
If nothing else, it will be a learning experience like no other… and you’ll discover exactly what you’re capable of under pressure!
Writer In Transit
You can do it! 😀 As a fellow writer, I say, “Yeah, maybe you should go four months next time.” As a reader, I say, “No! Try two! We want our story!” Ha ha!!!!