The curse of the writer is, among other things, a lack of focus.
With the upcoming release of When We Go Missing, I should have spent the week concentrating on making sure that I sent out marketing and promotional material. And I did do some of that. (I even have a great list I’ve compiled of places to freely promote books that I plan on sharing with you all eventually. I just have to get my act together first.) But in addition to marketing, my brain decided to become really excited about my next writing project.
10,000 words worth of excited.
While I’m (very) glad that I haven’t reached a stage of writing burnout yet, I do wish that I could have channeled all of that energy into marketing. I suppose this week’s lesson is that though I have finally learned how to buckle down and complete a final manuscript, I still need to learn to focus in other areas. And that is okay. It’s a learning process.
Alternately, publishing a book is quite the adrenaline rush, and my body decided to pour that into writing more. If that theory is true, I can’t say that I mind it!
Regardless, I hope you all are having a lovely weekend and aren’t too cold if you are in the Northern hemisphere. And if you haven’t already, follow me on Facebook! I just setup an author page and am vaguely terrified of its existence.