On 24 December 2019, an incredible feeling happened.
Non-writer: Santa came to town?
Me: No. It’s not any feeling, it feels like I can do anything if I set my mind to it.
Non-writer: Did you find a genie hidden in the star of the Christmas tree?
Me: No, although that is a good idea for a story.
Non-writer: Oh I got it! Your cousins are spending a week at your place?
Me: OH YES! But that’s not it…of course, I’m happy *scratches my head* but that’s not the incredible feeling…I was talking about…
Me: I’m happy that I FINISHED MY 1ST DRAFT! 3 years, I have been working on it for three years. That is cause for celebration, right?
A celebration indeed. It lasted the whole of December 2019, spending time with my cousins. It was a wonderful celebration and I got to see more of my hometown.
I have been thinking long and hard about Project Fire’s future (whoa, when did I think like this), I have noticed that I am too in love with the world and I want to succeed in this (long) series so I decided…
I have decided to shelf it.
Non-writer: whoa, whoa, whoa, you’re going to keep it? You just said that you’ve spent 3 years writing it, and now you’re gonna keep it? What’s the point of writing it when you know you’re going to hide it in your closet?
Me: (technically, series don’t necessarily do well especially when one is a newbie in the publishing industry. I haven’t created a name for myself. Mmmm, do readers want to take a chance on this? 0_0 I don’t want to risk it.) I want to build an audience first. I want to get my name out there.
But I have good news.
Me: I’m working on another project. It’s a fantasy romance this time!
That is it for now. Alex is signing out.
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