Ever since I’ve gone and set my goal, I’ve realized that I needed to change my approach to writing.
I still pick what I want to do and when, but I pretty much always need to do something.
Fortunately, there’s a lot to do. To illustrate. This is a long term list of everything I want to get done so far:
Every single one of those highlighted abbreviations stand for books I want to write, edit or publish. The red, yellow and green show me my priorities. Green’s what I’m doing at the moment, yellow’s what I want to do in the near future and red’s for things I want to do, but that can or must wait for a bit longer. Either way, my list is growing.
In the past six weeks, I’ve added three more ideas to the list of concepts: HM, SS1 and SS2. SS1 and SS2 are two books in a series. I dreamed something that’s kickstarted a concept the night before last. Usually I just ignore my dreams, but for some reason, the more I ignore this one, the less I can think of anything else. So I gave in and SS is now a concept I’m trying to actively work on. In between my rewrite to BvB.
At least, now that I’ve decided to put more thought into the concept right now, it feels like it’s letting up enough for me to finish the rewrites. Phew.
Since I know some of you will want to know what the abbreviations stand for:
Wo6C is for The War of Six Crowns. So Wo6C1 is in fact the book I’m in the process of editing for publishing. (Remember to help reveal the title! I even made it easy for you.)
BvB is for Birds vs Bastards, which is just a working title for my high concept urban fantasy.
O is for Otto, the main character in the dystopian I wrote for last year’s NaNoWriMo.
The others… well… Guess you’ll have to wait and see. 😉
Do you also keep track of what you’ve worked on/are working on? Do you also feel the need to shift some priorities around as you go?