I intensely wrote on a book outside of my ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series; I have written about it on different occasions.
I was very enthusiastic about that book. The draft is completed… but, of course, when I write, I forget everything around me.
That means book 7 in ‘the Council of Twelve series is still waiting for me to complete the personal editing, book 8 was halfway typed into the computer, and book 9 is still waiting to be typed in.
Now, here I am, planning to do some catching up. And I started. (Sometimes I surprise myself).
In the meantime, Book #8 is typed into the computer and awaits the start of my personal editing. (Book 7 is still waiting for me to complete the editing, but it shouldn’t take much time anymore). And, I started typing in my new book.
Does that mean I’m slowly catching up? I’m not sure I am. I cannot be without writing, and I started to work on book #10 in the series. That doesn’t mean I will forget to type in. But I wrote so much, and I forgot that writing is the fun part. The real work starts after the first draft is completed.
I’m also behind my blog posts, which means I should consider writing a few of those and schedule them. It’s not easy to be a writer.
But at least, after everything got stuck and the drafts were piling up on my desk, I got the feeling that I was getting somewhere.
Keep your fingers crossed that I will keep on working on typing my drafts into the computer. It’s not the easiest or funniest part of my writing process.
I had someone telling me, why don’t you hire someone who is doing that for you? I’m telling you why:
- I was told my handwriting isn’t very easy to read
- This is only a first draft, which means, while typing it into the computer, I need to make adjustments and those are on me. Nobody can do that for me – and I don’t want anyone to try.
- I have an editor and a copyright lawyer, and a book cover designer… they all are a GREAT part of how my books turn out to be. But I still want to be a big part of my books and investing my time and efforts into my stories is part of the job description.
My books mean a lot to me, and the writing process they go through has turned out to be right for me. I doubt I want to change that.
What is your experience with your process? Have you changed anything lately? Let us know in the comments.