I don’t remember having this much trouble writing the outlines for books one and two. I’ve made a list of all of the loose ends that need tied up, and now I am trying to figure out how to tie them together. It’s getting very complicated!
I thought I was ready to publish book one, but as I play with all of these loose ends, I think maybe I’m not ready after all. What if I need something to happen in book three that won’t work due to something I wrote in book one? I won’t be able to go back and revise it once it’s published!
Maybe I need to at least have a first draft of book three before I publish book one. I want to start my pre-launch of book one, but what if I don’t have it ready in time? What if I think it’s done, but it’s not? I have thought it was done many times throughout the process, only to find that it still needed more work.
What if, what if, what if? Sometimes – a lot of times – writing is just a whole lot of “what ifs!”
Sometimes that can be a good thing, but other times, it can be a total pain in the ass! “What ifs” can help you come up with amazing story ideas. But at the same time, they can hold you back when you really just need to move forward. And I need to move forward with getting book one published. But at the same time, I don’t want to jump too soon.
How do you know when you’re ready?
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