I am working towards a more flexible schedule to create more of a balance between the words I want to write and the other writerly things I need to do like publish and advertise and submit stories.
One thing I do enjoy is being able to write non-fiction while I edit a fiction book. For some reason writing non-fiction takes me less effort and energy than fiction, even though this latest project is more memoire. We’ll see how it works out and if I want to leave it under this name or work in a completely new pen name. I haven’t even gotten far enough as a first reader much less publishing it.
Still, there are ideas there. Because it’s lightly humorous, I have to work on my word skills. And my description skills. How to make something I want to tell people about a story. Even if I don’t end up publishing these books, the improvement in those skills will help my fiction.