Monday, October 31, 2011

Pressure

Lately I've been putting a lot of pressure on myself with the whole book thing. As a self published author, I have no deadlines, or time limits. I can write what I want when I want. And while I fully recognize that, I'm still feeling the pressure.

I'm so anxious about promoting my book. I'll be the first to admit that I'm pretty clueless about marketing anything. I want people to give Unbound a chance because I really think they will like it. Of course I will say this since I wrote it, but it has interesting characters, a non predicable plot, a strong female lead who isn't a whiny baby and can kick ass and take care of herself while still being a flawed human being and wants to feel accepted and loved. I wanted to create a main character who is relate-able. And I think Anora is just that (expect for the magic of course...for most of us at least).

And I've been feeling pressure to write more books. I have one done and in the 'editing' stage. I'm very excited about this one too. (It's very different, pulling heavily from mythology about dark water creatures mixed with modern day romance full of plot twists.) I'm not sure where this pressure is coming from. I just want to write all.the.time.

I enjoy writing so that is part of it. I wish I didn't have to work a regular job and could write all day. After working eight hours, coming home, taking the dog for a walk, making dinner, cleaning up after dinner (maybe) spending some time with the husband, and promoting Unbound, there isn't much time left for writing. I cannot wait for the weekend because that means two days off which, to me, means two days of doing nothing but writing! Still, on the weekends I like to ride my horse and have to clean the ferret cage. Oh, and sometimes be social :)

So...I feel better after my little rant. Now back to writing.

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