Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Greatest Challenge I Face as a Writer

Since I've self-published my action adventure fantasy novel, "Heir of the Blood King", I have discovered a new threat to my writing:  Time.

Before I published, my challenge was insecurity and self-doubt. Whether my book is decent or horrible, it no longer matters.  I wrote one.  It's online for the world to see and there's a certain level of satisfaction that comes from it. 

At times, I grow impatient because I'm not reaching enough readers, so when I sit down to write, I find myself asking questions about what readers expect from me. Then I start thinking about my social media and how I need to do more blog posts, tweets and interact more with my readers.

My writing gets lost in the shuffle of time management. I can write a short story fairly easily, but I hit a snag when I can't sit at my PC uninterrupted for six to eight hours to work on my next novel. Fortunately, Adventures of Adam: Book 2 is nearly done in the first draft stage. 

The plan for moving forward for me is to place writing first on my list of daily priorities and to not stop until I've written at least 1,000 words. From there, I can do my social media, then explore my options for promotion.

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