Today I have had four different stories fighting around my head, all trying to win my attention. Needless to say I have a little head ache now. This is one of the things that annoy me the most because I can never seem to focus on one project for long before another one pops into my head and that’s it I’m off playing with that one and the project that I should be focusing on is out of the window. I think this is one of the reasons why I’m struggling to get some of my things finished.
Plus there is also the fact that I am distracted at the moment. I have things going on outside of writing that are things that I cannot ignore, but hey ho. Back to the writing conversation. As I was saying I’ve had four different projects on my mind today. The Space Watch (Project Delphi) This one is all but done, I just have to finish off the final edit that I am doing. I should have been done by now but I don’t know. As I said, a few things on my mind. Next week it should be done and back off to Owen to make sure that I have not missed anything. Then, finally, off to Beta readers.
The Next year is going to be a bit of a struggle I think. Me and Owen have got to learn how to streamline how we write. We have started, I received a Synopsis from Owen for a story today which I need to read. I have a lot I would like to do in the next twelve months. Of all the things I have planned I am determined to have half of them completed in that time period. Theres a lot to learn, the biggest of which is discipline. I remember someone once telling me that their friend was a really good football player (Football, Not American Football) but every time that they had a trial somewhere they would go out the night before and get hammered (drunk) and go hung over or not bother showing up at all. This used to wind me up because it made me think of all the kids in the world that dream of having the talent to be given a trial at a top football club. How does this affect me? Well people whose opinion I truly value have told me that I am a good writer, no one of these people was not my Mum. So does my lack of discipline match that of the fella who could not be bothered to take advantage of that talent? Yes, it does. So I really need to get cracking and get my fiction out there and let the readers make their own minds up.