You would think an indie author who has only had their book available for the last 23 days and has made just over 100 sales would be satisfied. Perhaps delighted. Really they should be utterly delighted.
You may have noticed I have a bit of a one track mind when it comes to what I want. I don’t believe in failure, I do believe hard work brings results. I absolutely know that The Arrival, and the BirthRight trilogy, will be an utter success. I will make it that way. I know the story is fantastic and no, there is no self modesty here. I worked damn hard on this story. Now I just find it incredibly frustrating because I want it to be selling well without having to do anything.
Such a silly thought I know, but it’d be really nice ; p
Now I will start on book two. I do have lots of plotting I want to do but I think I can safely write the first maybe five chapters without affecting the plot in any major way. Because I use my method writing technique a lot of my plotting is done in my head so if I begin the draft now I can run through it a few times and see how it works. And I’m hoping it will help me to relax as I make my way into the story. I really can’t wait to see what happens next. I know the major plot points, that’s never been an issue. But some of the minor plot points are going to be very exciting. And I think that’s why I’m so desperately wishing that The Arrival would just take off. So I don’t have to think about that anymore!
I’m just been lazy really, everyone needs to work the self promotion line no matter what they do in life. I guess I just wish I didn’t have to have a day job at the same time *lol*
So what’s making you grind your teeth at the moment? Dealing with winter? Stagnant ideas? Frustrating work mates *grin*. Life has it’s ups and downs. Stop focusing on the small picture and see the end result you want.
‘What you think about, you bring about’
And on that note would anyone like me as a guest blogger? I’m looking for new ways to reach people so if anyone out there wants an interview/random amusing blog let me know! If you’d like to do a review on The Arrival flick me an e-mail and I’ll send you a free copy J firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care everyone!!