Where I am in the writing process:
I'm focusing more on accepting the fact that I am a writer. My posting for Bloggerstock this month really made me think about how I see myself. I'm coming to terms that I need to look at writing as my career and not just a hobby.
My current problem:
Making myself read my old work. I've decided to expand on a story based on Lilith mythology. I think I have the bones of a really good story there that I could even turn into a series with some tweaks. But before I do that, I wanted to read what I had, kind of use it as an outline and go from there. Going back and re-reading, I realize how awful my writing was! It's full of cliches, telling instead of showing, and ridiculous deus ex machina (literally in my case). I can actually only read a few pages and then have to give it a rest.
This week's question:
I signed up for Sarah's 50k in 50 days, and it starts in less than two weeks. I want to have all my planning done before it starts so I can actually focus on writing. So, how much planning should I put into it? I'm starting to get the basic outline in my head, but should I also focus on doing character sketches? Or should I focus on smaller projects before the starting gun goes off?