Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Two years later

As many who have kept up with this blog are aware, the last few months my life has been crazy. New job, starting my own business, moving (STILL not done), etc., etc.

And I have to admit I have not been able to do much writing, other than the beginning of a few short stories which I trashed after about 500 words because I didn't like where they were going.

But still, through all of the mess, I have managed in miniscule amounts to push ahead with my writing as a potential career. I've not managed much, but every night I do accomplish editing on at least a few pages of the third book of my trilogy.

Yes, at the rate I've been working lately it would take me another two years to finish this third book, but that doesn't matter.

What matters is that I am still pushing ahead with the dream.

As of the beginning of this month, I have been working on my trilogy for two years. It has been a long road, but I have managed much. I have gone through four drafts of the first book, and I think I am pretty much finished with it (unless a publisher wants changes). I have gone through two drafts of the second book, and am waiting to hear from some readers before making further changes. I am currently editing the second draft of the third book. And I've shown the first book around to two publishers, with some promising words from my favorite publisher. That first book has been in the hands of another publisher for 9 months, so I'm hoping to hear from them relatively soon.

So, I've accomplished much. I've lived through much with my characters, and honestly ... some day in the future, I look forward to living through more with them.

But that has to wait for the second trilogy.


Anonymous said...

good for you, ty!!! that is a HUGE accomplishment!!! cindy

Ty Johnston said...

Thanks, cindy! You keep up the good work too. I look forward to seeing your name in my area book stores.

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Hey, way to go, Ty. You are an encouraging example to all us wanna-be's. I look forward to finally being able to read this masterpiece you've been laboring over. I'm envious - 3 novels in 2 years. I've worked on one off and on for over 15!

Ty said...

HVD, I'm still a wannabe. I will always consider myself thus until I am making enough money from fiction writing to make writing my day job.
It might never happen, but I gotta dream.