This week writing has been writing a devotion based on old notes of my bible reading, a humor piece that I completed and submitted, and a significant revise of a poetry. Patience and time is a key to working on pieces, though I may be tempted to get the work done fast, so I can move on to the next thing. No, don’t do that. A calm spirit is better. Patience and time gets things done better.
Revising a poetry this week; and revisiting a an article originated in 2010 and transformed into a humor piece that may suit a publisher I’m thinking of sending it to.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing a children’s short story, originally intended for a picture book. The inspiration was in my garden. I may approach publishers, but on speculation that they may or may not publish it. Of course there are the usual doubts that it won’t work for children, it’s too Watership-downish, although Watership Down was a goldmine in the end.
I’ve discovered over the years, in my writing adventures, parts of the writer’s life: desire to write, research, writing, promotion of a book, and there may be others. Each part requires commitment, but it may be that I find commitment easier in one part than another. For example, do I have enough sense of entitlement to promote my book? Am I committed to the promotion? I guess if there is any hint of reservation in any of these parts then it may be best not to do it and don’t waste a publisher’s or my own time. Maybe stick to what one is committed to and work the rest out from there.
Had aimed to submit to a publisher by the end of the month. But I was uncertain because of a previous rejection there. So am hanging up this poetry until another date and submit to a different publisher.