i have no idea what i’m doing, ever.

The amount of time I’ve wasted in the past week on facebook, tumblr, and scribophile is staggering. Like “I could have had a full time job” kind of time. Mainly because I have no idea what I want to do, or how I should move forward at this point.

I am almost done with my WIP. I don’t even know what the title should be. Right now I’m thinking “night vision”, but then I feel like that’s lame.

These last thousand words are so difficult for me. I’m trying really hard to keep it from becoming a sappy ending, and I know what I need to write, I just can’t seem to get it out. Frustrating.

And the other dilemma I have is if I should self-publish it, or try to submit it to a publisher. I have never considered submitting,  I just don’t like the idea of it. It makes this whole writing gig into something a little too “real job” for my tastes. But maybe it’s time for me to try? Scary. I don’t know.

2 thoughts on “i have no idea what i’m doing, ever.

  1. Congratulations on being so close to finishing your WIP! I’ve never written a query letter, and don’t plan on going that route. Considering my expectations/goals and the low likelihood of success through traditional publishing, it’s just too much time and effort for me (on top of working, kids, blogging, reading, writing, other hobbies, etc). Also, I don’t want to pursue a publishing route that might change how outspoken I am on my blog. However, for those with the time, motivation, and stomach for it, the traditional publishing route can be very rewarding. Good luck making your decision!

    • Thanks for your encouragement! I am really on the fence about it, but right now I’m leaning towards self-publishing. I would love the support of a publisher (assuming they would accept me), but I suspect my motivations for submitting are more shallow. If I’m honest with myself, what appeals to me about being traditionally published is gaining the “respect” of my peers. And the more I think about it, the more I question why I place any value on the opinions of people who would judge my work based on my publishing method.
      Eh. I find the older I get, the more trouble I have with decisions of all kinds. Most days, I can’t even answer “what’s for dinner?”, let alone something “important” like this. 🙂

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