I belong to a prolific group of authors. Every day on the list they tell all of us about their new releases, their anthology entries, their new covers. I on the other hand remain silent.
It is my own fault. Although I have many, many stories running around in my head and some of them already begun on paper or in my computer, I have only finished one manuscript so far. Fortunately, that manuscript got published (or I wouldn't be here now) and has sold more copies than I ever dreamed it would.
But I don't want to be a "one hit wonder." My problem is that I have not developed a writing regimen. In fact, I am not regimented about anything in my life. So, I have come up with a plan.
November is the NaNoWriMo challenge -- to write a whole novel, or about 50,000 words, in the month of November. No research, no editing, just WRITE. I sign up every year but needless to say, I never achieve anywhere near that goal. But this year the situation is quite different. I HAVE finished a manuscript and I AM published. I AM a writer! I WILL finish my Work In Progress, at least. And in the process, I will hopefully establish a routine that I can continue past the month of November.
Wish me luck! And by my next blog date, I should have my website up and running, and I will give you the link. Talk to you on October 24 -- when I will be another year older and hopefully, wiser.