Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dilemmas

I've never been good with decisions.
Right now I have three novels in the works in various stages. All three of them need major work before I'd consider submitting them to anyone. Some need more work than others. But I'm excited to make them better. At least the idea of a finished project is exciting, anyway. I'm not so sure about the process.
There's also magazine writing. My current project is an article for Children's Writer. I have three more queries out, but I need to do more if I hope to get some assignments. This means coming up with some new ideas and remarketing others.
I'm also excited about the possibility of commercial writing. I just read The Well-Fed Writer by Peter Bowerman, and I started to think maybe I could really do that part-time and bring in some income. Like many people, our expenses have increased lately, but our income has not.
Of course, I also have a brand-new baby, who is not interested in my career plans. I don't want to exhaust myself with too much work when she's so little.
Everyone always tells me to enjoy this time because they grow up so fast. And sure, there will be plenty of time to do all I've ever wanted later. But I can do a little now, here and there. The trouble is deciding which here and there to work on.

2 comments:

meg said...

I think that it's really cool that you are a writer. A novelist if you will.

Anonymous said...

You have so many talents ... no wonder it's so hard to choose what to do first.
I love the photos - every one of them! What a gorgeous family. When do I get hard copies?