RTW: Foreseeing the Future

Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway‘s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

This week’s topic:

What do you hope to be writing in one year? Three? Five?

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Wish I could foresee the future and tell you. I really wish.

You know, last week I heard a lot about the 5-year plan. The info I gathered is that small business usually write down 5-year plan statements to get started. I see a lot of self-pubbed authors talking about it.

Since then, I have been thinking about writing a 5-year plan for me.

However, it’s hard to figure out what you’ll be writing or doing in 1 or 3 or 5 years, if you can’t control when or if you’ll find an agent, what or if your manuscript will sell. I can determine though that while querying XX manuscript, I’ll be writing YY manuscript. I guess that’s why I see more self-pubbed authors with 5-year plans, because all they have to do is sit down, write, edit, send out to editors, format, and publish. That should be “easy” to put on a calendar or plan.

But I’m steering away from the question …

In one year, I hope to have written Destiny Gift #2 and #3, plus two other manuscripts (I do write fast). But it’s hard to say exactly what I’ll be writing cause I have too many ideas and I want to write them all. What I write actually depends of the mood I am in when I start writing the first page.

I hope though that in five years I have a dozen published—and successful—books under my belt =) Hey, dreams are free!

How about you? What do you hope to be writing in one, three and five years?


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