Back to the wonderful Chris Baty of No Plot No Problem (see all of February's postings). Chapter 9 is headed I Wrote a Novel. Now What? In it he talks of 'post novel depression'. I wouldn't go so far as to call it depression but there has been a sense of anticlimax....He advises leaving the novel alone for two weeks, which, funnily enough is exactly the time I have left it for - quite by chance. So that's OK then!
Do you know David Allen's book Getting Things Done ? The most useful thing I got from this book (and I got a lot from it) was, when stumped or hesitating, to ask What's the next action?, and to do it.
The next action was to print out the whole book, double spaced. Guess what? I ran out of ink!
While waiting for the new cartridges I am learning more about editing with Microsoft Word. I know there are more efficient ways to do things than the way I am doing them so I'm watching tutorials and trying things out. I am not a natural at this kind of thing - I find it quite challenging, but I do like learning something new.
And I'm moving on again - Thank you Sarah!
Is there anything you are stuck on? Ask 'What's the next action? And go do it....