This week is all about seasons. Life is full of them, they usually move in cycles and we always have our ups and downs within each one.
I love that we have different seasons though. Weather wise, I'm always ready for the next season to start. I love the change in the weather, the start of a new phase.
Although, when I talk about writing seasons, I'm not thinking about the weather. I have been writing for ten years and within that I have gone through many different seasons...
The manuscript comes back in front of me for a serious set of edits. This is my chance to bring new vigour and appeal to the story, to be able to analyse it with a critical eye, lose what I don't need and improve what is already there.
I then head back into another season of editing. Once I'm happy, I can launch into the hardest season of all, in my opinion... marketing. Dread! I still have so much to learn. Hopefully this season will become more enjoyable as I get better at it :)
So - those are my seasons. I like all of them, yes, even marketing.
I guess my favourite is actually the planning and writing. Although editing is pretty awesome too. I love making my work better.
Do you work in seasons? What's your favourite season to work in?
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