Last week I talked about the Zebulon and why I love it. Today I am going to talk a little about plans I have for Goddess Born.
Earlier this year one of my bests friends made me promise to pursue publishing my finished novel because she wanted to see me reach that dream of being published. Yes, I know that getting published isn’t as simple as making the decision to get published. There is a lot that goes in to that process.
So, what are my plans?
Zebulon is my crossroads moment for Goddess Born and is going to really help me narrow down my plans for the next year. And for Goddess Born as well.
The results won’t be coming out until March/April and until then I am going to try querying some of the agents that I’ve been researching. When it comes to the results, based on how it comes across through the contest and how things are going with actual querying, it’ll be my deciding moment on whether or not Goddess Born is going to be tucked away for awhile or not.
Goddess Born is my baby. Something that took a long time to write and it was the story I really needed to get out. It was the story that changed me as a writer because my devotion to it pushed me to be the better writer and really get things finished.
Beccause of Goddess Born, I learned there are more stories inside of me. I had been so scared it was the only one until I really sat down and worked through the other thoughts in my mind. Each of those different voices are different stories.
One thing that NaNo did for me was to also show me that I can accomplish something I wasn’t able to accomplish with Goddess Born: write a story in a timely manner.
Though Time Healer is not finished, I do have it about wrapped up. Once done it’ll be a separate crossroads — which of those numerous stories bubbling around in my head needs to be written next?
I think I’ll do a poll here (and a few other places) and have you all help me figure out what I want to write next.
Goddess Born is my baby and it is time for her to leave the nest. Hopefully she’ll succeed in what I want her to do, but I need to make sure I am commiting myself to more than one project at a time.
So, though my friend encouraged me to get my work out there, and I will do that, I’ve learned something bigger with that encouragement: an author does not sit idly by. No one should, really, but there are many more stories inside of me that are begging to be written. And so they will be.
So thanks Jessica! I love you and all the others out there who have supported this crazy dream of mine. Including my husband, who has taken on the crazy task of keeping me around when I’m at my weirdest and get so caught up in some of this writing stuff.