This is my Monday post to you to let you know what I’m doing with my writing process, how I feel about it, and where I’m going.
I have gotten into doing my editorial calendar for my posts. On Monday, I focus on my journey as a writer. Tuesdays, I share truths with you that I have found to be true in my life. Wednesdays is called Wednesday’s Wisdom. I take a Tuesday’s truth and discuss it as it has touched my life and ask for your comments. Thursday is the day that I like to focus on a writing exercise that I have done during the week and promote the books that I have used to improve my writing and the authors who have inspired me.
I have been promoting my blog site on Twitter using Buffer and the scheduler on WordPress. I have found that it is a win-win when I promote authors on Thursday. I send out a tweet to the authors I am highlighting and they have commented and liked my blog. I hope to continue this and see my blog audience grow.
I have been thinking of the April 9 writer’s workshop that I will be attending in Philadelphia. As you know I have mentioned that I am learning about writing fiction. I am freewriting and brainstorming. I really want to know more about alternative history writing and speculative fiction. I have not signed up to pitch because I only had a book proposal for my memoir about my dad’s life adventures and all the agents (not many) who want to see memoirs are sold out. This my first conference, though and I really want to listen and observe. I will not pitch unless I feel that I am adequately prepared.
I do want to write what I am excited about and that is time travel and suspense. My post last week about my freewriting exercise was very fun. What am I afraid of then? Being able to cultivate a real and complete story that is riveting! I’ve been thinking of several ideas and realize that I need to research about my world, the time setting – for realistic historical reasons. Then there’s character development, plot development, and my confidence hits the brick wall of the mansion that I want to use as part of the story!
…and so I write on!