I feel like I don’t have anything interesting to say, that’s why the lack of blogs here. I actually have a ton of things of my mind about my writing. (Also, I still have RWA conference stuff to share.) But I just can’t ignore the good ol’ ups and downs of writing, even after you’ve been published. It’s true after you’re published you become a little more leery of being honest. You are a professional, you have an impression to uphold.
But its hard when I’d like to spill out my thoughts and worries here!
I will share that I’m excited school is starting up so I will have time to focus on the latest book. Even though my heart is squeezing that my littlest will now be attending a full day of school. *squeeze, squeeze* Why does that have to be so hard? I’m sure she’ll do great, its just the big mushy mommy in me.
Then things get so crazy with a new release. I’m so excited to have a second book coming out! Again, it is going to be awesome to hold a new book in my hand. And at the same time, I’m a little nervous what readers will think of Invisible Touch. Just like with Graffiti Girl, I’ve prepared myself that there will be extreme differences in reactions to the book. Some will really like it, some will think it’s okay, and others will totally not get it. That’s how it is with any book out there. Even though writers are not supposed to worry about that stuff–yeah, right. –like Nora. But Nora’s bigtime, she’s up there, she does NOT have to worry when someone doesn’t like her book. *chuckle*
I just want to share that being low on the totem pole of the writing world is a struggle too. It’s sort of like trying to keep your head above water. Its so exciting when things move with a debut book and it’s all wonderful and amazing to experience. But after a while you have to worry about the stuff no one likes to talk about, like numbers, and royalties, the struggle with promotion and the next idea. *whew* The tough stuff.
I love being a writer. I love creating stories, and I wish that’s what it was only about. Just the story. But the business side can be a little overwhelming and I’m learning how to take it in. Learning how to deal. I think some writers have the impression that after the first sale, that’s it–easy sailing, but it seems there are still rocky roads to travel on.
One thing holds true, though, with writers at any level…even as your journey becomes harder and more difficult, the only thing to do is work your way through it. Keep writing, keep your head up, keep going. And that’s what I’m holding on to.