So I decided, this time, I would do some pen and paper writing. I’m working on a sequel to Made for Me! Some are asking about a sequel already; others are saying, “Give your first book a chance to sell!” I’m not sure which is the way for me; I’ll have to read more of the free e-book and the online article about self promotion for self-published authors, since I am also still self-promoting Made for Me. Good thing I like to read, too! By the way, if anyone has some really good tips on this self-marketing or “when to publish a sequel,” I will be most appreciative if you share!
This past week I have felt like I’ve been neglecting my blogging. I have gotten involved in day to day life, my volunteer committee, my boyfriend’s art show tomorrow, and my day job! But guess what, I have so many book ideas in my head right now. I seriously could handle quitting the day job and JUST writing! (I say that now, but my hand would get pretty tired). Anyhow, I hope I am doing a good job at building up an author platform and setting myself up for later visibility and recognition as a writer. It’s really a snowball…It just needs a little help to get momentum at the start, but then, it snowballs into an even bigger snowball! Do I dare dream about becoming an avalanche like Stephen King? It could happen, if I’m daring enough! I wrote about a bucket list item 1-2 months ago. I think I will always have a bucket list, because maybe my bucket keeps growing larger and larger! That, my friends, is probably one of several things keeping me going right now.
What’s with this paper and ink? Something about it just helped me get started sooner, but I can’t wait to get it neatly typed into the computer. The nice part, however, of the paper and ink, is that pens are not as high maintenance as pencils, and that paper notebook is much easier to lug around from dining room table, sofa, car, to wherever because I-simply-must-have-it-in-case-I-think-of-something! I spent far too many years doing the opposite. I’d get a great idea, and think, yeah, I’ll remember that for when I have time to write. Well, now I have time to write because I make the time! I’m not gonna be the negative Nancy I was. I will dream big. My bucket will get bigger and bigger, because I plan to catch a lot of fish (The flying dreamy goal variety)!
Life is good, my friends. I am dreaming, and writing. This is truly living the dream!