IWSG Day Question: As you look back on 2017, with all its successes and failures, if you could backtrack, what would you do differently?
Somehow we have found ourselves at the last IWSG posting of 2017. Like most of us I have been reflecting on the past year's writing achievements, disappointments and frustrations. I went back and read last December's post, hoping that would help me focus and see how far I've come with my writing this year. Sadly, it just made me feel more of a failure *sigh.*
I don't feel I've moved forward all that much, I've been working on my WIP, reworking an old one and sending it out on submission as well as continuing to sub another manuscript. Despite some positive feedback and interest from a couple of agents, to date it hasn't gone any further.
I had hoped to finish the first draft of my current WIP by December so that I could begin editing and re-writes in the new year . . . well, guess what? I failed with a capital F! Various life issues got in the way and I've been feeling a bit run down, writing just had to take a back seat. I am hoping that I can press on with it though . . . it will get finished!
If I could do anything differently it might be to have focused more on my WIP over the summer instead of getting side-tracked with reworking an old story. However, if I'd done that then that old manuscript wouldn't be in such good shape. I guess you just have to go with what feels right at the time.
Trouble is, another year has slipped by and I feel like I'm trying to run up a slippery slope.
Could 2018 be the year I finally start to make a career with my writing.? I hope so. I'll keep on working, writing and believing.