Book two is edited and with it's first proof reader, yay. Now you'd think an author would be happy to finally have a break and let their mind settle wouldn't you? But oh no! This is the time when your brain seems to go into overdrive. What can I do now? Should I start marketing? Should I edit again? Should i start book three? And on, and on, and on it goes. It seems the mind goes a little overactive when it has nothing to focus on.
Now I don't know if other authors have the same problem, I would imagine some do, yet others would perhaps have their own version of the panic at not having a focus. Now I suppose if they've been an author for a while, then I would guess that they have found an outlet, or even an excersise that would help them deflate. I, however, have only written one before this one, and when I finished that I went straight to book two. This time is a little different though, it's a not even a month before Christmas.
I explained my dillema to my husband, though I don't think he really understood the problem at hand, and his answer was have a break. I'm sure you understand the response I gave him for that :). After thinking on it a while he mentoned writing a short story. I must say it does have it's own apeal, and maybe I will look into it, or maybe I'll get straight into book three :), which I think is where my mind wants to go.
And we are back full circle to the busy mind. Do I? Don't I? If? But? and the all important Will I? I have absolutley no idea, though I guess I should focus on the name of book two first :).
Thats all for now folks. Catch up soon.
4/12/2014 04:23:27 am
Lovely blog and thank you for the mention, I'll be cracking on with the proof copy today and tomorrow, hopefully should have a better idea of where it's going but, first impressions are that it's off to a flying start and along the style lines of the Sallyann writing that I've become a fan of. I'll be shooting feedback emails to you as I go along, hopefully they will help you. There will come a time (eventually) when the full proof of my second work will be winging it's way to you so that you can sift through it for me ;'). In the meantime, the short story is a good idea, take a peak at Ken Brown - Australian Wombat, a not particularly good children's story I wrote but that has surprisingly sold a few. It helped get my mind of salby damned when I'd finished it, despite having to go back and edit it to death hehehehe
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