If I’ve learnt one thing writing my first book it’s that I’m chaotic when it comes to writing. In fact I’m chaotic when it comes to most things but my writing seems to suffer the most.
My plan going forward is to enforce some structure, driving up efficiency of my writing. What tips do any if you writers out there have for managing your writing time effectively when also working full time?
Well the first impressions from my beta readers are looking good. With the feedback Ive had it looks like I am finally on track to get this book into the final stages. One last read through required and the addition of a small amount of content and then its out of my hands and into an editors.
Now as I near the final stages theres a few tweaks I need to make to the plans for the next two books. Idea overload hitting some blank pieces of paper shortly.
Only four chapters left to go until I’ve finished the first draft! Got a little side tracked with my job and starting at a new store but I’m almost there now. Once the first draft is done then I can really knuckle down with the second draft/edit then it’s over to beta readers! So close now everyone!
As my first draft draws closer to completion I find myself growing nervous. It’s almost time for the beta readers and then off for editing and finally a release. As this all grows closer I find myself asking questions. What if no one likes the book? What if my writing style is so poor it makes people reach for the eye poker rather than the next page?