I've been ghostwriting on a weekly basis for a wonderful client. I've also been editing books for Muse It Up Publishing, which continues to be a fantastic experience. This blog has taken off, and as I write this, I have a number of Q&A forms to create for new authors! I'm constantly following writers on Twitter in order to make friends and expand my network.
All those activities have left very little time for writing my novel. It's hard to choose between so many worthy activities. However, I took a vacation from IWW a few days ago to make time to finish my book. My goal is to have a polished first draft by the end of the year. It's definitely doable, as long as no gaping chasm opens up between my vision right now and where the book ends up going. I've been feeling the pull of my manuscript lately, calling me back to work on it. If you write, you know what I mean - that feeling of "I miss being in the same world as my characters. I have to write. I have to WRITE!"
It's just about halfway through the year. What are some of the adjustments or learning experiences you've had this year that will impact the next 6 months of your writing life? I'd love to hear from you!