I remember a few years ago hearing about a writing exercise from Moonblue. The idea is that you visualise your library years from now, and you see a shelf full of books. All these books are written by you.
So you write down all the titles that you see.
Then you choose a book, and turn it over. What does it say on the back? So you write a blurb about what the book is about. Or a book review. Or something like that.
Then, if you are feeling brave, you can write an outline for the book, or an extract. Or even start a story, if it happens to be a book of short stories.
It is an exercise to stimulate your creativity, and start working on some new projects.
I think it is also useful, because by making the books “real” you are giving yourself permission to write them. They already exist somewhere, even if only in your mind, so it must be right to finish them.
With that in mind, I will be creating a fictional newspaper article about my writing career.
Or better yet, join me.