Monday, November 10, 2014

Why You Should Write All Those Stories Cluttering Your Head

Home office this past Saturday. Big desk out; table, footstool and cat in :)
For years I've written some stories just so the noise the characters made would stop. I didn't have a potential market for them. I even planned to self-publish some of them.

So, the other day when an indie publisher got in touch with me about some work I might end up doing for them, my first thought was, "do I even have the time to look at the work?"

I'm still trying to establish a new rhythm for my life; have started writing more, but I didn't want to take on too much and then become overwhelmed.

"You have a stash of stories, don't you?" one of my friends asked when I expressed my concern about time restraints.

Oh yes, I do! So... we'll see how this works out, but if they like some of my moth-eaten drafts, I may not have to start the project from scratch. That would be nice.

As a writer heavily reliant on my work for income,  I know all about investing time in projects that are either commissioned or that you know can easily find a market. But sometimes, you just have to write that story, even though there is a good possibility it will never be published.

Who knows? A potential publisher might eventually find you. Maybe. 

1 comment:

Corinne Rodrigues said...

You could turn those stories into an ebook and offer them on Amazon, Damaria. I'm sure they'll do great!

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