Happy Wednesday. Can you believe the first month of the year
is already over? Time sure flies. But new month means new IWSG post.
January was a big-ish month for me because I had my first publisher release. My problem story, Anything Once is officially out in the world. It was a whirlwind day and really the week. Being an indie I was eager to see if the launch would be any better than those titles. It wasn’t too bad. This was by far the best ranking I ever have achieved, even if it was only for like an hour. LOL I take what I can get.
But, the post release euphoria wears off. My rank is steadily going up as expected and the funk sets in. What’s next? I haven’t written anything in months. I *think* about writing, but actually sitting to do it, well my focus seems to still be on vacation.
With no new words, it means after my release next month I have zilch in the pipeline. In theory, I’m ahead of the game over other years with actually having two releases this year. But they are both at the beginning of the year which means if I can’t find my focus, I won’t have anything for the rest of the year.
The book release blues for me is not being able to spend enough time enjoying what I have accomplished because I know I have more to do. There is always something to do. Because there is always something to do, it keeps my mind moving which doesn’t help my lack of focus.
Totally feel like I’m chasing my tail on this.
Trying to take it one day/thing at a time is one of those
easier said than done situations. Head above water and try not to get lost in
Hope your first month of 2019 went well. Have a great February.
Until next time
The Insecure Writer’s Support Group is a home for writers in all stages; from unpublished to bestsellers. Our goal is to offer assistance and guidance. We want to help writers overcome their insecurities, and by offering encouragement we are creating a community of support.
The awesome co-hosts for the February 6 posting of the IWSG are Raimey Gallant, Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!