Writers and Their Future Plans
We can all learn a thing or two from plans that writers have for their future.
When I embarked on discovering what plans writers have in their literary future, I thought most replies would have to do with time; finding more of it, making better use of it, etc. But only Fred Elford, author of Sometimes, I Fly, mentioned it more than in passing, “I don’t think I am very efficient in the use of time. One thing I am going to do is create a period of time in which I do nothing but things I can clearly and legitimately attach to either getting writing done or becoming a better writer. Since I have never been a disciplined writer, I need to create a disciplined approach to my writing. I have hated discipline from childhood and now find myself needing it! Irony.”
Marni Fullerton leads one of Canada’s most successful independent entertainment production companies, Fullerton Features Inc., and is a writer. She shares her future plans:
- Write more every single day and not be overtaken by the To Do list.
- Write fewer e-mails and call people more.
- Remain brave and passionately committed to my ideas and not second guess them.
- Remain focused.
- Embrace editing with joy rather than dread for more often than not what seemed brilliant the night before is NOT.
- To slow down and fight back the never ending push to be faster and faster in crafting.
“Writing takes time and insights can’t be forced regardless of deadlines looming,” Fullerton mentioned.