5 comments on “The Long Road

  1. A process indeed Caron. Sometimes the author feels like they’ve been processed through a production line. To be honest with you I haven’t touched my latest story for a year now. The characters still make their presence felt now and then with an, “Oi, we’re waiting.” Some good advice here.

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    • I’m kind of in the same boat, Laurie, my writing is not going well at the moment, but I am not going to condemn myself as I always used to – I know now this is ‘part of the process’, and it’s important to remember we’re not machines, and we need to be kind to ourselves.

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  2. It’s relentless! It’s all too easy to let it weigh you down – to push yourself to hit those target word counts day after day, week after week.
    This week I finished the first draft of my latest effort. I’m determined to try to take things easy for the next few days but I’ve already started worrying about the next stage – what should I be doing about beta readers, what about the cover the book description, is it time to start thinking about the pre-launch stuff?
    Yep. Sometimes you have to ask if it’s worth it!

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  3. Yes we need to recharge our batteries – it’s so easy to get down about the mass of things to do, so I’ve started making sure I take some time off to do other things, I feel guilty but not as much as I did at first as I have now seen how beneficial it is. It’s a tough way to earn a living!


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