It’s been over two months now since I’ve written or edited a word in my books. Nothing cleaned up, nothing new, no ideas outlined.
Is the magic gone? Has the will to write left me?
No. It’s still there; but it lies dormant for now as I struggle to find the energy and commitment that I once had.
Does this sound familiar to you? How do you break up writer’s block that’s as thick as ice on a Chicago lake?
Oh yes, construction. Rework, redo, refurbish, you name it. If you go to my page on Amazon, you will notice several titles now missing…why?
- They need a makeover. Not just lipstick and mascara, but a full-face makeover worthy of a Kardashian!
- They will be put into box sets. Most of my works are series (if you can tell from my tabs). People love to get a bargain, so I will be working those into box sets.
- There will be paperbacks! Who doesn’t miss the sweet smell of the pages or the joyous sound of those pages flicking by, or perhaps the feel of a glossy cover. I miss it! I’m sure readers do too, so when these are refreshed, they will be all be available in physical form.
- I am diverting my focus to newer works that are coming out a faster pace than I can currently handle (as well as the market). All good things in time.
That’s just the beginning, but I won’t divulge it all now. The best I can say is…stay tuned. 🙂
Thank you for your support!
Happy New Year all! It is the dawning of a brand new year…can you believe it’s 2018??? Where has all the time gone?
The older I get, the faster it goes.
So, with the start of a new year, I am drawing up my guidebook for the year; a little hint I got from an organization site on FB. To sketch out what you want to accomplish for this year. So…here goes.
First, new marriage 🙂 We are nearly three months in and still very happy. I lost my job (as is usual in my lines of work) but we remain strong and committed. I toss out ideas and he likes them; but he is highly conventional and thinks sticking with established lines of work will pay the bills.
While I agree, I have my goals and dreams of having my art and creativity pay at least some of it.
Otherwise, we are a crazy happy couple taking care of our elderly cats and parents. 🙂
Second, my books! In a few days Southern Comfort 5 will be released; the last in the series.
Also, the first volume of Upstaged is on its final round of edits! Looks for that soon 🙂
A major plus…I came back to Gay Authors site with a book that was written last century (omg) but has been edited and even has a cover; but I wanted feedback first. WOW am I ever getting great comments! I hope the rest hold up and this puppy will go up for sale, hopefully to delight the many who are not on GA.
Lastly; my insights into the new year. As many know, I do not ever post politics or religion; and I won’t start. I’ll just put out there that things are a hot mess, but they have been for a very long time and it would take more than a mortal man to fix things. Humans are greatly unchanged at their base levels and I pine for the world of Star Trek, where things seem to be much better. (call it a fiction-lovers fantasy).
My goals for this year beyond the books are to: find a day job to pay the bills (in my state), knit (for profit and non alike)…release a coloring book for adults, and to begin to sketch again to my newest love, Voltron.
What are your goals and aspirations?
Good luck and Happy New Year!