August Müller (1836-1885)
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This week's topic:
What do you hope to be writing in one year? Three? Five?
Let's be honest here and acknowledge the giant elephant in the corner. A good many of us are hoping that we'll be agented within the next year and everything that that entails. Am I right? I can think of nothing better than having to plough through my story to make it even better at the behest of an agent or even a publisher. (Well, except maybe winning the lottery.) Combing through my WIP over and over and over again to buff it up?
Because my WIP is the first of a series (I know, I know. I've heard that agents are series weary.) I hope that I'll be fully immersed in getting the next part of the story out onto the page. I have so many ideas for it already that I'm actually eager to get started. That being said, I also have a good many other ideas that I'm eager to plunge into: a YA historical/time travel story, a Steampunk retelling of a familiar legend, another sci-fi idea or two... Too many shiny ideas and too little time.
Mostly, I just want to still be as excited about writing in three or even five years as I currently am. I want to still be putting my ideas into words with the dream that somebody someday will think they're worth publishing. I would love for all of you to be able to read what I've written and to maybe even enjoy it. That would be far, far beyond my wildest dreams.
How about you? Where do you hope to be with your writing in the short term and long term?