It’s a few days after the release of my first novel, and I thought I’d feel… different. More accomplished? Completely elated? Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy and proud of myself, but now I just feel overwhelmed with all the work I still have to do. I thought maybe once the book was out, that I’d be able to sit back and take a breather. But not really… I feel like each day that I’m not writing, I’m not using my time wisely. I’ve got the bug, and I can feel it. Other story ideas are creeping in, and I’m not even done with my trilogy yet. But to start a new story before I’m finished with this saga feels wrong. My head is in such a jumble. The only thing I can do is take one day at a time towards reaching my goals, and in the meantime I also have to research sales and marketing ideas. ARGH! When I wrote this book, I had no idea all of this would be involved. Can’t I just be carefree, and sip my tea, and pound away on my lap top to my own deadlines, and just relax? That’s kind of the dream. So why am I feeling so stressed? I just have such high expectations for myself. I need to calm down and give myself a little more credit. The something more I’m looking for will come… with time.
Rant over. ❤