The last few days have been interesting & exciting, exasperating & time-consuming, fun and rewarding…
You see I decided to comment to this thing called writing. I took what money I have earned from the sales of my first book (Murder for Neptune’s Trident) and the little rainy day stash I had put aside and invested into a much-needed and updated laptop. So with my cats by my side (or on my lap or across the keyboard) I have spent hours getting my files uploaded and getting myself acquainted with windows 8.1. I have to admit there were a couple of times that I was ready to put the whole thing back in the box and go back to my desktop! But now that I am a little more familiar with getting around the new program, I really like it.
So now that I feel properly equipped to tackle this new adventure I decided on, I need to set some goals and work towards meeting them. It is so easy to just sit at the computer and get lost on the many social networks, vast amounts of interesting articles out there on the web, music to discover, crazy & silly videos to watch on YouTube; the list goes on and so do the distractions. With goals, I hope to see results as I work on the next book in my series.
Some writers set goals of working so many hours per day, other set goals of writing some many words per day. Some prefer to work a few days on just research for their book, other write and research at the same time. I know of writers that work on more than one project at a time, keeping to a written outline that will take them step by step through their book. I am not sure what direction I will settle on, but I think that I will be working on a combination of styles until I find what works the best for me.
My adventure continues, and I hope you will follow along with me as I learn more about myself, my writing and my laptop. You’ve heard the expression “boys and their toys”-for me it will be “writer’s and their tools”!