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I’ve always viewed my writing career as shooting arrows into the universe and seeing what I can hit. Early on I shot quiverful after quiverful with no success, then gradually I started hitting some targets. Over the years the targets stopped moving and my aim grew better until one day, every celestial body disappeared. So, it’s back to shooting arrows … For those aspiring to the writing life, here’s what I mean by shooting arrows. These are some of the steps I’ve taken in the past month:
Approached publishers in China and Vietnam to do co-editions of the ‘So’ series and ‘Freewheelers’ series.
Contacted Australian publishers to see what they are are looking for.
Updated web site, blog, wiki, etc etc
Experimented and wrote a picture book text.
Applied for several writing and non-writing jobs.
Submitted a YA manuscript and the picture book text.
Became a Skype-er.
Attended writer support meetings and offered writing support to others.
If I keep this up I know that eventually something will happen. In the first phase of my writing career I was shooting arrows for nearly 5 years before I hit something. I have no idea how long it will take this time. I just know I have to keep trying …
Congratulations on the WAYBRA short listing for FreeWheelers and the 3 book bind up for Christmas and this terrific blog.