Last night I went to the second session of my thriller writing course. We covered characters and a tiny bit on structure, but I had a hard time focussing or getting anything out of the two hours. I didn’t learn anything I didn’t already know, but don’t put my apathy down to this.
This week I’ve taken a break from my editing tasks on my first book aside, aware that I should have some kind of plan going forward – a business and marketing plan.
There’s no point going onwards without some kind of strategy in place. I found this out the hard way – with so many options, advice and information available for the writer nowadays, it confused me just where I was going, and what my objectives really were in building a writing career.
But coming up with this type of plan actually turned out much harder than I anticipated.
I’ve been very quiet lately. Not out of writing, but I’ve been mugging my own muse.
Write Anything has just announced the Form and Genre Challenge – a 52 week challenge to write, post and submit in a genre or writing form announced at the WA blog each Sunday. The full schedule is up for the next year and can be downloaded as a PDF for forward planning.
Via: Tom Bentley on Write Brained Network