I’m an author who hasn’t written in twenty months. I had good intentions about a year ago, but it only lasted a week.
Oh, I’ve edited my work. I’ve written on my blog and in other social media. I’ve done lots of promo work. But, I haven’t done creative writing for short stories or novels.
Well, it all started when I made a cross country move in the spring of 2015. It was a temporary move, and we had to move again 12 months later. The second move was only 15 miles, but still a big deal having to pack and go again. Not to mention all the life-situations that came up in between, like spraining my ankle, getting sick, and having other family members who needed us.
After getting settled in our new, permanent residence, I decided to do something with my finished, professionally edited novel. First I entered it in Kindle Scout. When the campaign ended, I decided to self-publish. Since I’m a novice at how to get all of my text formatted for publishing, I had a learning curve, so it took some time. I finally published my novel, Whit’s End, the week of Thanksgiving, 2016.
Then the promotional work began. Again, I’m a novice at promoting, so everything I did, (blog hop, guest posts, social media, cross promo) also needed learning as I went along. I even made a mistake with the blog hop but quickly rectified.
So, now that I’ve gotten you caught up with a summary of all I’ve been doing for the past 20 months, I’m here to say that it’s finally time to write.
Sometimes I think all of that stuff I just wrote were excuses not to get back to the process. While I love to write, it takes a lot of concentration. If my mind is occupied with too many things, I cannot concentrate on creating fiction. I’ve learned that I am not a very good multi-tasker.
My mom is settled in her new place, I’m settled in my new place. It’s time to turn off the distractions … facebook, twitter and the love for blogging. I do tend to worry about having to promote my first novel, but short of begging, I’ve got to get back to writing. If you haven’t already, please do check out the novel, and tell your friends. You can click on any of the Whit’s End book covers.
I’m only going to post blogs if something is on my mind that I’d like to put out there, but I hope to still visit yours when I can. I may be a bit behind, but I should get there eventually.
Wish me luck and stick around. My genres will be eclectic, and I look forward to sharing my work.
Are you a multi-tasker or one-thing-at-a-time kind of person? Can you focus when there is a lot going on, and if so, please tell me your secret?