I think I have something to blog about, finally. It seems a shame to let this little corner of the vast interwebs rot away into wherever abandoned things go.
I got the 2008 Writer’s Short Story and Novel Market Guide. In it one of the guest writers proposes that one should write a novel every year for ten years and then see where they are with the whole submission and publication thing. This idea is offered as a way to see if one is cut out for the publishing world as well as a way to know when to let a particular written baby climb out of the nest and fly (or fall to its doom).
So I’m going to do that. I’m going to write one novel per year for the next ten years. At the end of every year I’ll start the submission process and move on to the next novel. Considering I have at least 5 novel ideas in me already waiting, this won’t be too difficult to start. I think I’m going to make Jan 1st the date, for the sake of simplicity. However, this first year I have to finish editing my first novel, but I’m going to try to write and edit the second by the 1st of 2009.
So this journal will be for that process. I’m going to try to document ideas, ups, downs, and all the fun in between. Hopefully in ten years I can read back through this and laugh because I’m a selling writer. We’ll see.
Good luck to me.