Get an idea for your next book from an everyday event that you really look at for the first time.
Read a craft book. Figure out why your last scene sucked.
Write 2k words on your Work-in-Progress in one day.
Plan out the next scene to write tomorrow.
Send out five queries. Get one form rejection within the hour.
Read a blog and write a great comment. Get an appreciative response from the blogger.
Write another 2k words.
Go to a chapter meeting. Afterwards, go for drinks and chat with other writers.
Get a critique from your most trusted partner saying she hates your heroine.
Judge a dismal contest entry, then spend hours trying to be nice.
Get another form rejection.
Write 12k words in three days. Battle with a family member over time spent at the computer.
Get a request for partial. Reply promptly. Wait, wait, wait, and wait some more. And give up.
Celebrate a friend’s sale. Hope her good luck will rub off.
Get a request for a full. Reply promptly. Get a form rejection within three days.
Write a blog and get more comments than ever before.
Get a phone call from your favorite agent. Cross fingers, toes, and bra straps for this dream to come true.
Who needs a roller coaster when you’re a writer?
© Joan Leacott 2012, x-posted at Voices from the Heart