I’ve been working practically non-stop for the past few months, writing and then writing some more. But I’m now going for a short break because I need to. The hardest thing I’m learning to do as an indie writer is to allow myself to breathe. I feel guilty every time I take a break from writing and I think it’s because my brain is still on my old work schedule.
The Groom, the Bride and the Best Man was published this weekend. I’m happy with the sales and there is already lots of reviews from happy readers. And happy readers are the best kind of readers. It makes me beyond happy to be able to put a smile on people’s faces.
But it dawned on me just now that I’ve been writing non-stop for the past five months. I write everyday, you see, and beyond the two books I’ve published, there’s a couple of stories that I didn’t think were good enough to make it to the “press”. Even so, writing them was important because it helped me improve my writing skills – hopefully, anyway.
I published The Groom, the Bride and the Best Man at the same time I finished writing another 30k novella. I just read it for the first time in one go and I think somewhere in those few thousands lines there’s an interesting story trying to get noticed, a story of struggling and love that I’d like to publish. I still have lots of work to do, as it’s still rough around the edges. But I got emotional with the ending so I guess that counts for something.
Anyway, I think I’m going to treat myself to a piece of cake. I deserve it. Why? Because I say so. And because my hubby thinks I deserve it too.
Be good to one another, people. Love and be kind 🙂