I remember enthusiastically tackling an idea for a work of fiction. For fifteen years the basic material I had written stayed on file. Recently, I’ve revisited the material to see what I could do with it. It’s working…it’s coming together.
Someone may think that a writer is avoiding writing by posting four or five continuous film reviews, but as well, this week has been market research day for possible future endeavors and projects. One does get a thrill from deciding what publishers may fit or not. At least its not on the other foot, the other foot being mine, where publishers dispense with a submission at will.
This week writing has been writing a devotion based on old notes of my bible reading, a humor piece that I completed and submitted, and a significant revise of a poetry. Patience and time is a key to working on pieces, though I may be tempted to get the work done fast, so I can move on to the next thing. No, don’t do that. A calm spirit is better. Patience and time gets things done better.
Revising a poetry this week; and revisiting a an article originated in 2010 and transformed into a humor piece that may suit a publisher I’m thinking of sending it to.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing a children’s short story, originally intended for a picture book. The inspiration was in my garden. I may approach publishers, but on speculation that they may or may not publish it. Of course there are the usual doubts that it won’t work for children, it’s too Watership-downish, although Watership Down was a goldmine in the end.