I’ve always been a big idea planner but not a detail oriented planner. As a young teen I mapped out when I’d finish school, have a career, travel, get married, and have kids. I knew when but I had no clue how. I typically think of what I want, find a way to get/achieve it, and then dive into the deep end and cross my fingers I can figure it all out before someone realizes I have no clue what I’m doing.
Good news? I’ve finally picked a story I want to stick to and write completely
Bad news? My next road block is in deciding if I want to turn it into a short story or novella just to get my work out there or continue on and finish a full length novel.
Perhaps I’m looking for confirmation that my tie focused on writing is worth it. Or that I have what it takes to be seen as a Ginny Baird, Lacy Baker, Teri Wilson, Leigh Duncan or Debbie Macomber type of writer.
Honestly, I think it comes back to the details. In the books that I fall in love with and can’t stop reading it always comes back to all the tiny descriptions of the setting, mood, tone, feel and sounds of what is happening in the story. When a book makes me feel like I’m watching a movie I know the author is good. When I can’t remember if the story I’m recalling was in a Hallmark movie or a book I know the author is amazing!
How did you decide what to first put out into the world? Did you start small with short stories or did you jump in the deep end?