The idea for this post came from one of my faithful followers who suggested that I write about the lessons learned from book one. What would I not do again the second time around?
One of the very important, if not the most important things a writer must do, is read. Reading more is definitely up there at the top of my list of things to do going forward. Reading not only gives a writer new ideas but also gives helpful tips on sentence structure, plots and character profiling.
Secondly, I am going to try my hardest to not be as obsessed with word count as I have been over the last year. If I can try to eradicate that from my mind, I will hopefully not be trying to force words or even shorten chapters etc. I have heard that this is quite common amongst writers so I know others share in this random obsession.
Lastly, I am going to try and pencil in set writing hours. This past year has been about grabbing an hour or two here and there so I would like to find my most productive time of the day and stick to it as best I can.
Thank you as always to each of you for your kind words over the past week, month and year. You have made a real difference to this process. I can’t thank you enough!
Take care and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the release of my synopsis next weekend! I am hoping to launch ‘A Hole in Serenity’ the weekend after (26th March)!! Eeeekkk!