Look. I’ve had a difficult year. I’m not whining, honestly. I won’t even go into detail, because I’m private that way and that wouldsort of be like whining. You’re welcome. But, whatever. I’ve been a bad writer.
I put off doing my synopsis/query for On A Bet. I didn’t know how to do one, or who to send it to, plus it’s scary. I stopped writing Skye’s Falling because I joined a crit group and I got overwhelmed, feeling like I *had* to make all the changes, which is just a bad idea (for me) when it’s just a first draft. It’s not supposed to be polished, so I should’ve written, then critted. Then I got this fabulous story handed to me on a silver platter, and it’s coming along, and I feel it–you know how you do. But I’ve been wishy-washy.
And I’ve learned, this simply will not work. Writing is a craft, and it has to be practiced every day. Every. Day. Maybe I’m telling you something you already know, and maybe you knew it from the get go, but I bet it took you a while to realize, “Hey, if I’m serious about this, I have to work at this.”
So, that’s my goal. I need to polish my query and synopsis and target some agents. I’m going to work on this unnamed project every day. Watch me.