I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m still catching my breath from the holidays. Oh, it wasn’t super busy at the Town’s End. In fact, I didn’t even get around to hosting my annual surf ‘n turf meal to celebrate the new year. But I’m all fidgety, like I’m falling behind with something.
It’s not my resolutions. Those are simple. Walk 10,000 steps a day (tough for a programmer with a desk job) and Sworkit at least 5 minutes a day. So far, so good.
It’s not my writing either. I’ve revised some early Isto scenes specifically to add emotion, and according to my local buddies, I’ve done a good job at it. I’ve also been figuring out the plan for book 3. My “Plan” is up to 12K. I can’t say how far through the book percentage wise that is, since I’m a pantser by nature and I don’t really know what all is going to happen. Oh, I know how it ends, but getting there? Pfft! And I’ve also got another story in my head to flesh out the background of a minor character.
Maybe I’m fidgety because I haven’t read a book in months. Things got busy in October and didn’t stop. Or maybe it’s because I don’t have anything to release this year. I’ve been so enraptured by books 2 & 3 of the big books, that I haven’t given any attention to Cera and Murder Most Fowl. Neither Thanmir War or This World Bites are selling. Maybe it’s because I don’t promote my books. Maybe it’s because epic fantasy is a wide market. I tell myself to finish writing the next book. It’s supposed to help. But… What if the reason I’m not selling anything is because I suck?
Oh look… I’m fidgeting again.
I’ll just do what I always do: shove aside my insecurities and just keep writing.
How is your new year going? Do you ever get fidgety? Do you make resolutions? If so, what are they?