I made big plans last week to do some serious writing over the weekend. Boy, was I in for a disappointment!
I wrote maybe a thousand words the entire weekend. It just seemed like everything had to happen right when I was preparing myself to write. We had a lawnmower crisis (which is nothing new in our household). We’re cursed when it comes to mowers, but that meant since I have the only vehicle that can haul big items, I had to pack the mower up and return it to the store. That was half the morning wasted. By the time I did get to write, I was so out of sorts, I barely managed to add anything to my manuscript.
Then I’m dealing with serious indecision. This drives me crazy since I’m a very decisive person. The problem I’m having is that the story I’m currently working on was originally part of the series that’s in limbo. I decided to take that story, make it part of its own world and continue writing it. This meant a change in character names, world names, society, etc. And now that I’ve set on this course, I’m wondering if I should’ve done that. What if one of the seven publishers who have my manuscript decide they want the series? Then I’d have to go back and change the WIP yet again.
*slumps* I don’t know what to do. Do I push forward with the new series idea, or do I put it on the back burner until I find out what the publishers want? Since it could take anywhere between 3 months to a year before I hear anything, I don’t like that last option. It’s driving me crazy and ruining the wonderful creative bent I had going last week. (By the way, any advice y’all could throw my way would be greatly appreciated.)
On the other hand, I still make plans. During Nationals, I met so many wonderful people with new books coming out, that I’m going to try to start doing author interviews. I’ll have Nikki Duncan soon (sometime this month) and hope to tackle others. If you’re an author interested in doing an interview, contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work something out.
Hopefully I can find my way again. Feeling lost, especially when I have so many ideas, is a drag. What do you do when your plans don’t work out the way you wanted them to?