Hello! I’m back! I’ve been absent for a while recently. Why is that…
The short answer is probably some sort of variation on procrastination and "stuff".
The long answer has something to do with the fact that I’ve always been the type of person who didn't like to force myself to do something creative that I didn’t want to do. To me that seems like a recipe for a crappy piece of writing, design or artwork.
After publishing I’m on Your Side last December, I had been knee deep in indie marketing books, blogs and podcasts for several months. Then waist deep in my own marketing, website set up, book and blog launch. I think its safe to say I burned myself out. I was left feeling like if I couldn’t do everything, I shouldn’t bother to do anything. On top of that, theres life, and I live it, and I let it get in the way.
Recently I decided I wanted to get back into this thing. I want to do it better, or maybe just better for me, this time. So I started clicking around on social media and other YA author websites and I was struck by something that had been a particular guilt-driver of mine. Blogs. I had no idea what to write, what I was meant to write, what people wanted to read. So I decided to look at the blogs of other indie authors and see what they were writing.
I can’t tell you how many of their blogs I read that started with the words “I’m back!”. Ha. Apparently we all fall victim to Life sometimes.
At any rate, I am back, and here to answer the question that I get asked most by my readers: Are you going to write a sequel?
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