Welcome one and all to another episode of how the writer’s world turns—aka the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Once a month, writers from all over the globe gather online and share our thoughts, fears, and hopes.
Today is that day!
The suggested question for this month, is where do you see yourself (writing wise) in five years. A fair enough question.
I see a drunken faery on every bookshelf and a pissed merc at every desk! World book domination!
Okay, so maybe not.
Part of answering such a question is to look back at where you've been. In March 2014, I decided that I was going to take my writing career into my own hands and self publish in March 2015.
March 26th, 2015 The Glass Gargoyle came out.
I am now working on final edits for the fourth book in that series (my fifth book over all since I started publishing).
Within five years, I would love to be able to leave my day job, to spend all of my time wandering around all of the worlds that live in my head. If you read my books, you’ve seen two of the worlds, but there are many more beyond those.
If, however, I still have to maintain my day job by then, I see myself still getting my worlds out there—just not as quickly as I could as a full-time writer.
At my current pace, I can probably hit 2 and a half books a year (based on that, if I were a full time writer, I’d say it would be closer to 4 a year).
At least 10 books—probably more. This would mean, The Lost Ancient’s original six book series would be finished; The Asarlaí Wars trilogy would be done. The steampunk series would have launched and be a few books in. At least two other series would have started. (And most likely some short stories or novellas from the two finished series--nothing is ever REALLY finished ;)).
My writing and book processing routine probably won't have changed--but with each book my skill and knowledge would hopefully have grown.
In five years I hope to be a better writer, with more books, that are enjoyed by more people. Aka doing more of what I love.
Happy IWSG day!