Hey folks, let’s get real for a moment. Indie publishing isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s more like a maybe-you’ll-get-a-fancy-coffee-drink-once-in-a-while scheme. That’s why so many Indie Authors also have a day job (cue the scary music). Well, I don’t have one of those either. I used to. It made things like buying groceries and keeping my car in working order a whole lot easier. I’d like to have one again, but that’s not in the cards at the moment.
I was supposed to post this on April 1st. Would you believe it’s a long delayed April Fool’s day joke?
Yeah, didn’t think so.
The truth is I’ve been dealing with my asshole brain. Sorry if that offends anyone, but really that’s that mildest term I can come up with that even comes close to how I feel about it. Clinically, it’s referred to as one or more of the following: depression,
I am currently in the absolute worst part of writing. Waiting for my Beta readers to get back to me. I said I needed it by this week, so of course they’re going to squeak in under the deadline.
Not all of them. I have two back, and two out. Three is the minimum for me to have confidence in their advice. Beta readers don’t always agree with me about how the story should go.
Oh my gosh it’s February already. Here I am still working my way through all the stuff that needs to happen to get New Romance out to all of you. For now that means biting my nails while the beta readers have a go at it. I’m working on the cover design and hope to have a cover reveal soon.
In the meantime, I’m also fretting about how to keep my life together,
It’s a new year. That means it’s Resolution Season. Time to commit to things that just aren’t going to happen, like making a habit of going to the gym and not eating chocolate (yeah, I already screwed up on that one).
Actually, things are a little different this year. In addition to writing, I’m also starting another new business because the writing just isn’t bringing in the funds. That means that I’m going to have less time for writing.
People ask how I come up with my characters.
People ask how I come up with my worlds.
Here is one tool that I use for both.
The 30 Day Character Interview: I answer only one question per day for each character because it gives me plenty of time to think, for the characters and worlds to marinate in the back of my mind while I do other things.