Today, I’m going to talk to you about having some sort of plan. I got on here today thinking, “What am I going to write about today, anyway?” Yeah, I really had no clue. I’ve done that before… It’s not fun.

It’s important to have some sort of plan, especially if you plan on making anything you write public. Have a plan for your manuscript. That’s going to go public some day, right? Even if you don’t really make a plan for the story line and just let it flow (that’s what I do), it is absolutely necessary to have a plan for editing. I’m on my first draft still, but I already have an editing plan. It’s necessary, trust me. Of course, it helps to actually be approached by an editor yourself like I was, but not everyone is going to be that lucky. Just be on the lookout for editors that are really good.

After you have a set editing plan, it’s time to make a publishing plan. There’s a lot of publishers out there. Are you going to have an agent to help you get published? Are you not? Are you going to go for a big publishing company such as Random House? Are you going to go for Indie publishing? Are you going to self-publish? It’s important that you know what you’re going to do before you get to that point. Find out what you’re going to do. Maybe I’m just quicker about these things since my mind goes about a million miles an hour anyway, but I think anyone that’s published would agree that it’s best to have a plan.

What’s your plan? Feel free to let me know.

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Also, I’m putting the call out there for a podcast co-host. I had one, but he backed out saying he was too busy. Heartbreaking, but understandable. If anyone is interested, please let me know at whatnottowriteandwritingtips@gmail.com. I will give more details if you show interest.

As always, keep the faith, writers. I believe in you all.

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