In an attempt to progress into world of grown up writer I’ve been writing a business plan. It’s surprisingly cathartic to set out some goals with the (current) intention of sticking to them. Of course. It has also made me realise exactly how much work is involved.
Well, I knew that already. Putting it down in black and white however makes it more real. More huge.
I’m also having a lot of trouble getting past the end of this year. At the beginning of 2015 I am (keeping my fingers crossed) going to have a manuscript. What I want to do with that manuscript is another thing. I’m scared, so very, very scared. What I’m actually scared of I’m not entirely certain. It could be rejection, failure, or just the sheer amount of additional stuff that will be involved whether I pursue traditional of self publishing. Best just stick a chapter a week up on Wattpad because at least then my manuscript may actually get read. And I know I can do that.
I’ve not even considered the finance section. What? Someone will pay me to write? Ha! No way?
At the moment I don’t actually believe I can do it. I’m not even sure if I want to anymore. Don’t get me wrong I will always write and I will finish my current WIP because if I don’t something inside me will curl up and die. Beyond that…
…Think I’m going to have a hot chocolate and Baileys now. Thank you to Alex J. Cavanaugh and the Insecure Writer’s Support Group for a chance to vent.
Did anyone else do a business plan before they were published? How ambitious were the goals you set for yourself and did you succeed?
On a positive note, today is the release date of the second book in the Tala Prophecy, Chasing Shadows. Congratulations to Tia Bach. I have my copy and will be posting a review on Friday. In the mean time check out the cover below, or the links for more information.