So many thoughts. Not sure if I should share them.
I want to. Of course but it seems every time I give an update about what I’m doing or what my goals are, the next second they change and the update becomes obsolete.
A question just sprung out of this…
How do I marry being a mood writer with my platform?
#1 goal that will not change no matter what: I want to make writing my career.
I’m under no delusion. I understand that this might not happen but I’m going to do everything I can to make it happen.
How do I do that?
I’ve done a lot of research. There is a lot of advice out there. In fact, I may have covered this before myself, in another Just Writing Things post…
Doesn’t matter. Whatever I wrote then might have been good but I’m thinking about it again, so I need to get out of my head again.
Out of all the advice I’ve seen, it seems quantity is the best way to make writing a career. A lot of good stories released as often as possible.
Relevance. The squeaky wheel gets the oil. Out of sight out of mind. All of these things come to mind when I think of how to make this happen.
Easier said than done, right?
I’m not so sure anymore.
It’s been a struggle over the last year, since my publisher went out of business and left me wondering what to do next, after all the hype I did for that book. They left me unable to keep a promise and stupid me, I tried “fixing” this by making more promises I couldn’t keep. I wanted to keep them but I couldn’t. And I knew that. I set myself up for failure. Because that’s what I do when I feel out of control.
Since then, all I’ve done is say one thing and do another. Digging myself a deeper and deeper hole to crawl into just to pile on top of myself all the excuses I come up with as to how I got there.
And I’m done.
I’m done writing what and how I think I should write. Forcing myself to write something I don’t feel like writing. Or something that’s not fun to write.
I miss having fun with writing.
So far, this month, I’ve had nothing but fun writing.
I have plans. Plans that give me control over my writing career. I’m going to go through with them but I’m not going to talk about anything until I have something concrete to share.
I want to interact with an audience. I want to build a readership but I need content to do this. The only way I can create content is by putting the majority of my spare time into creating that content. This is the number one reason I haven’t posted here or on my social media much this year. Content is king and he’s ruling my life! Call me masochistic but I like it that way. LOL
Now that I’ve unloaded, I’m off to write (well… have breakfast, then write.)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Spread the love but remember to keep some for youself♥
Thanks for reading! Keep moving forward!