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!
I'm hoping to reach a steady two or three books a year. I'm impressed you can do that while still holding a day job. Gives me some hope that I can get there too.ReplyDelete
Wow I'm seriously impressed with how many books you churn out a year while holding down a day job! I'm picking up lots of good ideas from everyone's IWSG posts. I particularly like your goal of becoming a better writer. That's one I should add to my list.ReplyDelete
I am so impressed too! I am aspiring to get one book a year out there!ReplyDelete
You have a clear cut plan. I'm a little jealous of your book turn out per year. Writing goals for me LOL. At this point I'd be happy to do 1 a year. I hope you are able to reach your goal of living solely off your writing. Best of luck.ReplyDelete
With think along much the same path: How many books can I put out a year? ;-) Of course, I don't currently get out as many as you, but I'm working on it!ReplyDelete
Here's to hoping your productivity and success continues!
Good, aggressive goals. I like it! Keep going like that and you will be able to be a full time writer. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Wow, you do get the words down. I love the plan. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from elements of emaginette
You're actually the first person I've seen (so far) mention the goal of their writing improving in five years. Good point! Inevitably, if we keep writing, we will improve.ReplyDelete
Better writing in the hands of more people. I think that's something we should all have as a goal.ReplyDelete
Good goals, Marie. Wth your enthusiasm, you'll reach them. Love the world dominion scenario, though. :)ReplyDelete
You inspire and intimidate me. I'm just hoping to get at least one of my books done in the next 5 years. :)ReplyDelete
Love your plan! You're an inspiration.ReplyDelete