I'm about to self-publish my sixth novel.
I'm about one-third of the way through my seventh (actually, it's my ninth, but it will be the seventh to publish).
Wow... nine novels. I'm not one to really toot my own horn, but that's pretty awesome. Maybe this one will be the one to catapult me to stardom! (haha). Or maybe it's lucky number 7. I guess I really am a writer.
I miss how easy it was to bang out the first six and I wonder if having a formal education in fiction writing hindered my process. Hopefully it's made me better, but I'm definitely not writing as much as I was back in college (circa 2006). I need to get back to that place somehow. My goal is to write and publish one book a year. Perhaps this is lofty, but I know I can do it.