When I wrote the ending for my novella last week, I rejoiced. I openly declared it finished. This is the longest writing project that I have brought to an ending. Moments later I realized that the ending was really just another beginning.
Now, I have to run through the draft while I shop for editor to look over it. Next step after that is the cover art and marketing plan. I am completely stumped on the cover and have no idea of what I would like to see. The cover could have been done months ago if it I had at least an inkling of idea for it.
One of the sites that I have been reading talks about the goals and writing and while I would love to be able to make a living off of writing what I want most is people to read and enjoy the stories I create.
The short term plan is to self-publish the novella as an e-book. Then move on to my long term plan by completing my novel and then look for an agent. In between those things I am going to work on several short story ideas and finding homes for completed stories in anthologies.
I love writing and in truth whether I become a traditionally published author or not, the stories will never stop flowing from my heart and mind.