Making a plan

I’m here to make a plan for my day.

More and more I have found myself uncomfortable with my abilities as a novelist. I have too often found myself feeling like I am in over my head, and that I really don’t understand well the art and process of crafting a novel.

This has recently been demonstrated as a truth, since I just got comments back on The Mars Betrayal. It has major issues that need dealing with. So I am going to get back to work on it and I am going to make it better.

I will become a better novelist. As I do so, I will get closer to being able to write that bestseller I am going to compose.

Today I will put 2-3 hours into The Mars Betrayal. That will be my work for this morning.

I will then rate at www.helium.com for about thirty minutes. I will then write an article on the site and then rate a little more.

For my afternoon, I will (unless this gets derailed by job applications, which I will report on tonight) work on The Cabin. Gotta finish draft one and then get to work on revision soon.

So that’s my day. I will report on it tonight. Gotta make daily goals and do them and report on them. That’s how I will take the steps needed to become a better novelist and successful as a writer.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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