In my constant search for writing advice I keep seeing similar questions. What are your goals? Why are you doing this? Well, I have a question. Do I have to know?
I never decided to write a book. It happened to me. That might sound crazy. Of course, I was the one who wrote the words. But it started off as a strange dream that inspired some words on a piece of paper. It was a rather hectic time in my life and I needed an outlet. Those few words sparked a story that continued to flow from my hands. It took five months to finish. The drive to finish was fueled by my desire to find out what happened to the characters.
So now I have a story that is finished and a book that is not complete. It needs to be revised, reviewed and polished. Editing limbo, that is where I am.
But what is the next step after editing? That brings me back to the questions. What is my goal? Why am I doing this? But then again I ask, do I have to know?