Well, I have been woefully neglectful of this, my blog and website, for the past few months. In the grand scheme of priorities, it somehow found its way to the bottom of the list. I decided late last night – or perhaps I should say early this morning – that this must change.
One of things I needed to do first was ramp up my motivation, my drive, my sheer enthusiasm for my own work. So I decided to visit my Goodreads page for Forgive Me, Alex and read all those reviews. Yep, that got me pretty well fired up.
Life in general has offered a few distractions as of late, and my work at Evolved Publishing has swallowed up the rest of my time, but I’ve resolved that it’s okay to say to folks, on occasion, “Sorry, I can’t do that.” Scheduling work a little further in advance has become not just okay, it’s become a necessity if ever I’m to write my own books.
Of course, some pretty great things have happened at Evolved Publishing, including an ever-expanding team of talented individuals, a constantly-growing catalog of fine books, a Facebook Street Team that’s both supportive and great fun, and even that terrific new website we have.
Still, my second novel, The Devil’s Bane, simply refuses to write itself. The nerve! And this blog? Fuggedaboutit!
Well… until now. Yep, I’m back, and I mean to stay back if it kills me. It won’t, of course.
What happened to liberate you? You have great content here, but I’d rather have Devil’s Bane, even if a little sooner. Hope your eyes aren’t taking too much damage.
What happened was the realization – finally – that’s it’s okay for me to say no once in a while, in order that I may work on my own book.
The real key here is that I will now set aside time every day to work on THE DEVIL’S BANE, even if that means someone else has to wait a few hours, or a couple days, to get something from me. I’ve talked about it before, but I’ve never really let go… until now.
If I don’t do this, I’ll go nuts, and completely burn out. Then I’d be no good to anyone.
As to this blog, it will lbe a nice distraction on occasion when I need it, but it’s not as if you’ll start seeing daily posts. Not gonna happen! However, I hope to post a little something 3 or 4 times a month, at least.
Welcome back, comrade.
Thanks. Last night was a bit liberating for me. I’m looking forward a little more anxiously than even a couple days ago. 🙂