Numerous Projects Make an Author Blissfully Happy

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Writers, are you in the midst of typing up/penning a novel? A short story? Have you finished the first draft? Or have you gotten so far as to have your book published already? Do you have any other books lined up for revisions, or a fresh story in the wings?

Please tell me you don’t have writer’s block. Tell me you have ideas blossoming in your mind like daffodils in the springtime.

I mean, what’s better than having a plethora of writing projects to dive into each day?

You put one story aside after its latest revisions, and grab another one waiting to be revised. And then a third one you’re in the midst of writing that is as fresh as washed linens drying on a clothesline on a warm, sunny day?

This week, I’ve gotten extremely positive feedback from fellow writers/critiquers on the ending of my novel, What She Didn’t Know. Overall complete positive feedback on this story. They helped clean up this story.

I’ll put What She Didn’t Know aside after this week and concentrate on my novella, Mourning Dove, coming up next in the queue.

Then I’ll go back to What She Didn’t Know and clean/revise the Word doc to match the changes I made in the critique queue.

So excited!

Oh, and today is the publisher’s meeting to look over and discuss my novel, Passage of Promise’s proposal. I will see in about a week’s time if they accept it.

I think What She Didn’t Know is my strongest story and could be my breakout novel. I’m thrilled I have so many projects to keep me busy and I’m not having writer’s block right now!

If only I could revise and write faster. Haha!

Happy writing, my friends!

 

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What is Success in Writing?

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Some folks believe success in the fiction writing world is when you are a bestseller and are able to make loads of money off your books. This is a rarity, and it’s fine.

Success to me is:

1) The joy of ideas flowing in my mind, writing the scenes from the visions in my head, and finishing the story. It’s a fabulous achievement, first and foremost.

2) Having my book published to share my characters and their world with readers.

3) My characters and storyline reaching and connecting to the reader, leaving an indelible and profound feeling in their hearts and minds.

I believe these are the greatest blessings in the realm of writing fiction books. If you’ve accomplished any of these, you are a winner in my view.

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