I’ve thought a lot about where I’m going in the last couple of weeks.
It’s brought me to realize I’m not working on me as much as I should.
Sure, I write something new all of the time but I don’t work on what I’ve written.
Last week I talked about characters and how important they are.
I still believe that but things change.
I have a lot of stories that need work. They need their characters developed further.
I’ve always believed in having a goal for the summer.
Whether it was spending time with my cousin as a kid, with my kids now, or figuring out that what I’ve written is a good start, it just needs work.
What I’ve written is good enough for now.
I’ve thought I needed something new to keep me fresh and keep writing, but I have a lot of good stories they only need fixing.
My goal by the end of the year is to have most of them ready or submitted to agents or magazines.
Until the end of the year I’ll be focusing on improving all of them.
It will be difficult to ignore that little voice in my head telling me to write something new but writing isn’t always about that something new.
It’s about editing, revising and I’ve ignored that aspect of my writing for too long.
It’s time to work.