I always admire fellow authors who post their writing plans online. Part of me fears the pressure, and the other part of me would rather hide in a private corner after failing to accomplish said planning.
I’m not saying I feel differently about that now. Believe me, I’ll still be in that corner, hiding, if I feel less than accomplished. But… I’d like to think that I’ve grown less fearful of planning itself. I’ve stopped seeing it as set in stone, but look at it more as a guideline to keep me on track when I’ve finished a project.
Most of these projects are finished, though rough, first drafts, some of which I’ve been planning to edit for a long time, but keep postponing in the light of new projects. Now, I like new projects as much as any author, but I’m running the risk of creating a far too large list of first drafts when I really should be focussing on getting these publish/submission ready.
So, less writing new stories and more editing the old ones. It’s going to be a challenge to shelf any plotbunnies I may come across, but I’m very much looking forward to revisiting and polishing my little diamonds in the rough.