When I started blogging again, I wanted it t be honest. I could talk about my writing life and leave it at that but I wanted to show that even if you are on your own, have suffered from depression for decade and have no family or partner, you can still write successfully. Writing can be such an escape, I was hoping to share that with other people. I am now having second thoughts. I had a truly dire Christmas. I was sad lonely and desperately miserable. But I didn't want to say that. I know my Christmas wasn't the worst in the world, not even in the top billion, but it was the worst Christmas for me.
I don't want to argue with other people. I can't get into yes, but at least that didn't happen to you, or at least you're well. I am therefore calling a halt. From now on I will only talk about writing. My private life, except on a surface level, will not be involved. Just remember though, when you read abut my future successes and all the good thigns that happen to me, that there are other layers you don't know about. It can be tempting to envy other people's lives but we never know what anyone else's life is really like unless we are living it.
Today I finished working on part one of my new serial and added some more plot lines to parts two and three. I have now sent it off to The People's Friend to see whether they like it.
As it can be tempting to spend all my time writing stories. Ideas come so easily to me. I need to find another way to work so that I can spend time on longer works and more books for writers. I have tired all kinds of schedules and timetables with no success.
For the rest of the year, I have forbidden myself from writing any more womag stories, thereby forcing myself to give something else a go. I COULD start work on the novels but, and even as I type this, it feels like an excuse, I would rather wait until I have moved. At the moment, that still feels like a lifetime away.
I have been working on a follow up to my ideas book for ages. Maybe I can finish that... It's worth a try....Meanwhile, if there's anything about writing that you'd like me to talk about on this blog, do let me know.
I never did get that fifty second sale. Not much chance now so I'll have to be happy with fifty one. If I can sell that many stories next year, I'll be delighted.
See you in 2017!