Remember my plans for February? All done, and more. Last Wednesday, due to a work glitch, I had a free morning. So I carpe-ed the diem - and finished the first draft of chapter one of my travel book. Then I felt like a real writer, i.e. convinced everything I'd written was rubbish, there wasn't a single good idea in the whole 5000 words, and every sentence was dull. Luckily I've now been through this enough times to recognise it as a passing phase, and sure enough, it passed. Not that I've swung to the other extreme; the chapter is only a first draft and, as first drafts do, it needs lots of editing and rewriting. But I'm looking forward to that part, it's work I really enjoy.
So here are my plans for March:
- Write two more short stories
- Edit and submit the two stories I wrote in Feb
- Resubmit any stories that come back from womags
- Work on the second draft of the travel book chapter