Earlier this year, I was talking with a friend about writing and what I want to get out of it. One thing is that I want to publish more books, get more readers, and get more sales! It sounds quite easy, and it seemed easy when we were talking about it…
I have been working on a few novellas for grown ups, and finishing these and publishing them would help to achieve this goal. I worked out that I would need an editor and cover designer to make these great, without having to get an illustrator as you need with children’s books. It seemed like a great plan.
Shortly after this, my son ended up in hospital with extreme pain and this plan went all wobbly.
For Camp NaNo, I’m going to be working on a novella. I have the beginning and ending of this one, but not the middle. I’m hoping that by the end of April I will have a full draft of this novella.
For Blog Your Book, I’m going to be over at Down with Supermum blogging about the little things I do to look after myself when I don’t have any time. I settled on this topic because I often have people asking what I’m doing to look after myself, and there are so many articles recommending you take 15 minutes a day, or schedule time, or other unhelpful advice for parents who are so completely exhausted and overwhelmed that finding a regular time out, even 15 minutes a day, just doesn’t work.
That’s my plan for April. Let’s see how it goes.