After a bit of a rocky start, this week has turned out to be a good week for writing. I’ve finally managed to design a cover for the anthology, as well as finalising the page-setting and getting around to compiling the print-ready files. Everything has now been uploaded to Lulu and I’ve ordered enough copies to give away to the relevant people in my life.
After my post on Friday I have a confession to make. My motivation has waned and my routine has suffered as a result. To be fair it’s not entirely my fault, what with being quite under-the-weather on Saturday, a social engagement on Sunday and a medical appointment all the way down in London yesterday all colluding to keep me away from my keyboard. So, it’s been a quiet few days for writing. That said, it’s not been a complete loss.
So following my comments regarding my lack of self-discipline and my need to Do Something About It, I finally got off my ass and did just that. I made a plan, I formulated a technique and I stuck to it. In the last two weeks I’ve managed to train myself into following a simple routine and as a result I’ve actually achieved stuff.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve long harboured a desire to make a successful career out of being a writer. It isn’t the only reason I write but it is almost certainly the strongest motivator to keep me going. In the past this would have boiled down to one course of action: write a book, find an agent willing to represent it, hope that agent can get a publisher interested and then trust in the publisher to promote and distribute it accordingly. However, as so many (now successful) authors have discovered in the past, the traditional route to writerly success isn’t always straightforward. That was then and this, as they say, is now.
I’m a bad writer. I have all these dreams of ‘making it’ as a successful author and turning what is essentially a hobby into a career but when it comes to the crunch I never seem to get anything done. It’s a problem I’ve been aware of for some time now and I finally realised I need to Do Something About It. But what?
Welcome to the all new snaomiscott.net, a website dedicated to the writing and life of British sci-fi and fantasy author, S. Naomi Scott. Over the years the plan is to populate this site with any rants, thoughts, observations or general comments I feel are worth sharing. It will also act as a journal of my attempts to turn my writing into a career and who knows, if I’m successful then maybe other writers-to-be may even find something useful here themselves.