So I have submitted my first proposal and I've decided to hear back from them first before I submit any other proposals. Very good. Now what?
Well, I keep on keeping on, of course. I'm not just going to sit here idly while I wait, no sir! I have thousands upon thousands of snippets of stories barrelling through my head like a freight-train without breaks. These have to be written down.
I greatly suspect that I am not the kind of writer that needs to, or even can plan a story out very carefully beforehand. I've tried doing that, and it seemed my imagination didn't much care for my carefully laid plans and any attempt I made to keep to them resulted in long, agonising periods of stagnation - my imagination going on strike in protest.
When I finally abandoned my plans, what actually transpired was the slow conglomeration of story snippets around my characters that were then placed in chronological order. To put an image to the idea, it was much like watching mercury pull itself together after a thermometer had been smashed. All the little droplets coalesced into one great big one, and that is exactly what happened with my Great Man series.
The same sort of pattern seems to be happening with these other clips. Some are simply ideas that need to be written down and either kept and developed or placed on the back-burner.
In any case, I will not be idle while I wait. There is more story in me and I intend to let it out!
As for my blog, with very little in the way of real news for the next two to six months, I'll likely post nonsense not related to my book or writing, though I'll endeavour to find articles that do relate and are helpful.