Ok, I’ve not been writing, or posting on my blog, or even thinking much in the last month. I was able to get some advice from a former editor, an insider in the business. I’m so grateful for the wake up call.
I realize that a lot of the work I’ve done has been nothing more than me spinning my wheels in the mud. I’ve learned a lot about the process of writing, and I’ve done some good work. That being said, I’ve done nothing that I can sell. I’ve been trying to climb Everest as a first summit attempt. I need to dial back my goals while dialing up my commitment.
I have written and edited the first draft of a novel. Someday I may be able to come back to that. But for now it is being laid to rest. I intend to concentrate on shorter works. Don’t think you can run a marathon when you can’t even walk yet.