RTW: My Writing Plans
If you’re like me, and in my situation (unpublished, unagented, and probably a lot of other uns), the most pressing “long term writing goals” are along the lines of “finish this novel,” or “get revisions done,” or “query another 20 agents.” But today, the YA Highway folks want us to be little more reflective with regard to our writing career. For today’s Road Trip Wednesday, they’re asking:
What do you hope to be writing in one year? Three? Five?
The question is interesting, because it isn’t a general “where do you hope to be,” kind of question. I’m not really sure how to answer, because I write what I write, and what I’m writing in a year, three years, or five years, may be very different to what I’m writing now, depending on the story I need to write at that time. This much I can say: I hope in a year to be writing something other than my current WIP. I’ve already spent over a year starting, restarting, and chewing over this story; I need to get it written so I can either try to get it published (if it’s good enough), or move on to something else. So I hope next year’s WIP will be a different WIP to the current WIP. And given the ideas I currently have on paper, it’s likely to be quite different.
Three years down the road, I hope to at least have an agent, so my writing will also incorporate revisions, edits, and other agent-requested work. It would be great if in five years I’m published; then you can add to all the other writing whatever I need to do as a published author. That would be cool.
I’m not sure if that’s exactly what YA Highway had in mind, but there’s my answer.
What are your writing goals or plans for the next five years? Do you have any? Comment below, or join the Road Trip–see the YA Highway blog for details on how to participate.