I just want to say a BIG thank you to all the lovely encouraging and supportive comments on my last post (I may not have replied to all, but I read them all and was so touched!). It was so nice to hear from other writers who feel the same. This community really is so incredibly supportive! 🙂
Today is the first day of just giving myself over to writing, I am doing this blog post on my lunch break! 😀 It has been nice though, it was lovely to start writing this morning and have no pressure to finish at a certain time so as I could begin social media, I actually think the quality of my writing improved for it!
Anyway, I had a nice plan of action in place for the book I’m working on at the moment.
It was my usual plan- Write the first draft, edit the next month, and then release. So release day would have been the end of November.
But, this book is different then normal as it’s the first book in a series; a series I have been thinking about writing for a good 2 years now.
As I began writing my first draft I knew I was going to need more time with it. More time with these characters I’ve been cultivating for years and more time to delve into the start of this series I’ve loved planning for so long!
So, I’ve had a change of plan. My plan now is to work on the first draft (still finish by the end of this month!) and then give myself two months for editing.
In November I am going to work on a short Christmas novella to release in December, then January and February I am giving over completely to re-writing and doing drafts of the current first book in my series.
I hope that makes sense 😀
I do have to say, this is part of the reason I love self-publishing. I have no set time or specific book I need to work on. If I want or need to change up the order I release books or write books, I can! That is really a huge plus for writing and publishing books on my own!
Have you guys ever changed your writing plans? Have you started one book and then begun another at the same time?
Status of first manuscript: Writing first draft.
Word count: 2232 (Total word count: 28,368).
Books read: 2/4.
End of October Indie Review: Reading.