Last night I had a dream that I was at an indie author convention and all of my writer friends were there. (I would die if this were ever really a thing. I have so many writer friends that I would love to meet in person!) After some hilarious antics involving a bee in my iced coffee cup and not being able to find the correct elevator that led me to my personal slot machine room, we all settled into a ballroom for the awards ceremony.
Lots of friends won awards and I was a little bummed. I knew I hadn’t won anything because I hadn’t put out a new novel since 2011 and no one was reading my short stories.
Then Vicki Keire suggested that I write a stand alone retelling of a Shakespearean play.
That’s when I woke up.
And realized that I have notes for a stand alone novel that’s a modern retelling of a classic.
Was the dream a sign? Is THIS what I should be working on?
Or, am I just freaking out?
I’m just freaking out, even in my sleep, apparently. I’ve got an overwhelming number of projects that I need to finish. Not that any of them have a deadline – apart from the one that I’ve made for myself that consists of GET MORE WORK OUT FASTER.
I’ve tried prioritizing works by projected release dates. I’ve tried daily and weekly word count, timing myself, writing for two hours a day, one hour a day, four thirty-minute intervals.
Blah, none of it works for me.
I need for writing to be fun again. That’s what works.
Therefore, my goals for this ROWnd are:
1. Write something every day. On any of the WIP’s, however much I get done, I get done. Eventually, one of them will be finished.
2. Stop reading reviews (I’m really close to doing this already.)
3. Check sales numbers once a week on Sunday morning. (The withdrawal is going to be a bitch. Ha!)
4. Always check-in on Sunday and try to check in on Wednesday.
Now I’m off to see what I can do with my new time travel short story, since I worked on Found several times this past week.