One of the top things on my bucket list is to write and publish a novel. I think it would give me a sense of accomplishment over my ADHD. I even have an idea for it and a rough outline.
But oh how the obstacles stacked up as I researched what it takes to achieve such a goal. The amount of time and effort needed to write a half-decent novel is equivalent to a part-/full-time job.
After that endeavor comes the publishing side. That’s a monster in and of itself. Not only is it nearly impossible to get an agent, it’s not guaranteed that they’ll even be able to sell it! I know I can try to self-publish, but that’s a last resort for me.
The hardest part of the publishing process for me is that I really only want to write one book. I don’t plan on making it a career, and I’m assuming that not many agents will want to put their time and effort into someone who isn’t going to keep producing novels.
If I get another stroke of inspiration, then I might attempt to do more, but I’ll try to finish my first book before thinking about that.
Okay, I’m done venting about all the bad stuff. Now it’s time to focus. I can do this if I put my mind to it. I can spare some extra time each day to put towards this goal and turn these obstacles into steps. Steps I can climb one at a time until, one day, I finish.