I’ve been reading Secrets To Ebook Publishing Success by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords.com. It has great information in it; one point he stresses is that for an indie author to find success a good product is a must. Some advice I’ve come across over and over again also is to write about what you know. I really can’t get behind ‘the write what you know expression’. I don’t think I know anything important that everyone else doesn’t already know. I’m also not trying to write the next ‘Great American Novel’. I’ve said before that I love reading. I will read almost anything and have since I was in elementary school and the assistant librarian taught me to read silently. I read for entertainment; I love reading because it keeps my problems at bay for a while. Reading is fun for me, and that’s the way I approach my writing. I write what I enjoy and hope my stories give some fun and enjoyment to someone else. So that’s the ‘good product’ I strive for something fun and entertaining that provides an escape for anyone needing a little relief from the stress of everyday life.
I realized today that I’m letting my insecurities seep into my writing. Instead of just writing the story I’m worrying about how it will be perceived. I keep starting and stopping with the story I’m writing now asking myself if this story is better than the one I’ve already put out. I’m my own worst enemy. I’m not sure how to let all this negative energy go but I need to work on it.
I must admit I just goofed off today. I played Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and watched The Green Hornet. 🙂 I’m going to get a good night’s sleep and tomorrow it will be nose to the grindstone.
Wine and writing don’t mix well of me it seems. I know I had big plans last night but I don’t think one word I wrote today will work. Thank goodness tomorrow is new day and a fresh start. 🙂
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