Relaunching The Franchise
Sadly, I have not been able to work on the franchise as I had hoped. I’ve been working a lot and therefore unable to devote much time to the franchise. I’m still at the stage of locating an editor. I did find out that there are advantages to finding an editor that may specialize in a particular genre. I think I prefer to have an editor that is more familiar with fantasy. My thought is they would a better understand about the story I am telling.
I have to figure out how to get motivated to continue my progress. The next step for me is to contact the editing resource to contract an editor. I know the agency – EFA in the Dallas area. My goal is to by Wednesday contact them to locate an editor that specializes in fantasy.
In the meantime, as I write this blog, I also plan as a part of staying motivated is to write the numerous other blog stories that I have in mind. As I’ve heard it said, no stories will be read if they aren’t given a voice. The main focus is the franchise, but sharing the other ideas help.
I am sure other writers face similar challenges. So if you do, then feel free to share or hope this blog provides some acknowledgement that the struggle is real and you are not alone.
Next blog, later in the week, will have some progress to share, particularly I have located an editor.
Relaunching the franchise
Sadly, here I am in May and I haven’t selected an editor yet. I am clearly behind schedule. This is the first time in over a week I have had the time to blog. Sadly as well, I haven’t even had time to create music or videos. Ideas still run ramped. There are so many ideas I have. Finding the time is the challenge.
Imagine having ideas to create, but because of your day job,, the motivation to implement the ideas is a challenge.
What if I could create a reasonable schedule ensuring my call to actions; my franchise will be published as planned and creativity at least the motivation rises.
Let’s say I create one call to action a week. I therefore make the publishing of the series somewhat flexible.
The great thing about this process is I have the flexibility to change it. Adding to this new schedule, I plan on producing one new piece of music a week. This significantly relieves the pressure of completing call to actions and all other tasks related to my creativity.
I’ll blog the update next week.
Relaunching the Franchise in June
So I’ve finally moved a bit on the franchise. I followed through on contacting the agency that provides editors. The scary part is how much this will cost. It was pointed out that a return on the editing investment can be achieved through owning a business. Give and take.
The plan is to re-edit the books having changed the audience. Also I think writing from the present day perspective would also change the experience as I mentioned before.
Right now it’s about rewriting to get a sense of how the story should go. Biggest is the decision of what type of editing. Basic copyediting isn’t the way to go. Developmental editing seems the way to go. Cost maybe a factor.
Next blog let’s see how far I’ve gotten on the rewrite.