More Procrastinating, Less Writing

So apparently I done the complete opposite since the last post. Typical.  LOL.

I swear I need supervision when I say I’m going to do something.  Oh look!!! Shiny thing.

You would think that I’d get things done that I need to get done with the extra time I’ve got lately.  But ohhhhhh noooooo.  I’m gonna just sit back and do nothing.

I feel bad too as I have 2 projects 1/4 of the ways written, but no motivation to finish.  How to real authors do it?  Do they have times where they are just not sure if writing is for them? Or do they just carry on and hope and pray that what they wrote doesn’t suck?

I’m at the point where I know where I want the 2 stories to end up, but it’s the process.

I also have to look at myself as an author and stop thinking of what it would be like to be like someone else.  We each have our own writing styles, frustratingly enough, I have yet to find my niche.  I hope to find it soon.

My biggest distractions are Twitter and Facebook.  Mainly Twitter to keep up with what the latest news is with Shadowhunters.  That’s a whole other blog in itself. 😀

And on that note, I’m leaving it at that.

Until next time.

Karen ❤

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More writing, Less procrastinating

You know when you’ve been submerged into the world of the Wi-Fi when you have nothing accomplished with what books you have started and are just left there in limbo, waiting for you to get off you’re arse (or in this case to sit on it) and start writing to get your projects finished to be published.

And I’m bad at procrastinating. Especially when I’m so bored that I know what I should be doing, but end up either sitting in front of the TV watching something on NetFlix, or I’m just surfing around the internet wasting time.

In the end, nothing really gets accomplished, and you’re beating yourself up for not doing what you’ve been telling yourself what you need to do.

So why do I do it to myself?  Sucker for punishment I guess is the first thought that comes to mind.  The other is that I feel I’m not that successful as a writer.

Yes, I’ve had friends buy my book.  And yes they have given me good reviews on it, and for that I’m deeply grateful.  But they say that it’s that one bad review will hit you the most.  Even though I’ve had friends tell me that you’re gonna get that one person who’s going to be an a$$hole.  That I need to look past that one hater and see it as what you have succeeded at.

To write and tell a story as only I could tell it.

In the end, it’s me putting myself out there.  Something I’m not used to doing. Bringing attention to myself when I’m used to making people focus on real talented people.  I don’t think I’m there yet.

For one, I really suck at promoting myself. LOL!!  I was never the type of person to make people notice me.  I’m usually the one who would sit in the corner and be silent.

But if I’m to make it in this hard crazy world of being an author, I need to get my tooch in gear and seek out a publishing company and/or agent who would be willing to take a chance on me.  I have so many ideas, but it’s to stay focused and on course that I find lacking.

I have to give thanks to my family though.  They put up with my constant “one more minute” when writing my first book.  Now I will have to do it again to finish off the 2 books I have started already.  And I do need to get them done before I start any others.

I think what I might start doing is to write daily in here.  Just to keep me on track with my writing (and to keep me focused), because we all know by now how easily distracted I am. LOL!!

Anyway, in closing (which I surprise myself that I had this much to say in one sitting, lol), I want to say thank you to anyone who’s still following this blog.  When I haven’t made a post in a while, I forget how to get back on here. 😀

I think I fixed that problem.  For now.

Anyway,, until next time.

Much love

K ❤

This, That & Everything else

Not sure how long this post will be, or if it will be exciting, but figured posting once a month is not often enough.  Then again, writing every day I was never any good at.  Even writing in a regular journal.  But perhaps I’d make more headway with one of those then to sit and type every day.  Especially when I’m supposed to be writing to finish off two books I’m doing.

I was doing so well starting off with the NaNoWriMo that I actually thought that this year I’d actually make it to the end and have a book finished and ready for publication.  It doesn’t look like that will happen now.  At least not in time for Christmas anyway.  With so much of life stuff happening of late, that I just don’t have the energy when I do finally get a moment to sit and relax with a cuppa tea to do anything but flake out on the couch and vegetate.

Being back and forth to the hospital visiting sis in-law, to now trying to catch up with housework, and trying to get time to visit our new niece in the NICU, (sis in-law had her last week).  Life is anything but dull around here.

I was able to see her when she was a day old.  And fell in love with her.  Christmas is definitely gonna be adventurous this year. 🙂

So for those of you waiting for the sequel, I really do apologize for this very long wait.  I don’t know how other authors do it.  Writing book after book and actually making a living at it.  I get so distracted that I was luck to get the first one out, LOL

But I am very trying.  I’m even considering on staying off social media until I get it done. And yes I know, I’ve said that before.  But trying to stay motivated and on track with writing is becoming harder to do when I have so much other things that needs doing.  This is when I’d love to have a maid 24/7 LOL.  And a butler would be nice too, to bring me fresh cups of tea. 🙂  Oh to dream of those days, LMAO.

But I’m sitting here as my tea is going cold trying to figure out where to take my characters in the 2 books I’m doing.  I know how the 2nd book will end, it’s just writing the journey is the problem I’m currently having.

As for the sequel.  Ugh!  That one is becoming a pain in my side.  Thinking back when I first had the idea of putting the story to publication, I should have finished writing it to give it a proper ending.  Never writing TO BE CONTINUED ever again!!!  I didn’t realize how hard it would be to ACTUALLY continue it. LOL.

If there’s other authors out there who read my blog, would you kindly give me suggestions as to how to get this sequel done.  Does it have to be the same page length as the first? Does it have to be the same amount of chapters?

Most people when they write, they do jot notes, have 3 or 4 drafts (maybe more) done, then they send it off to their publishers.  Well I’m not so lucky when it comes to that, as I’m the author, editor and publisher of my own works.  Which can get tedious when it comes to promotion especially.  Main reason is because I’m crap at it.  I know that I need to promote more, this is where friends come in handy, 🙂

I don’t write up drafts, at least in my mind that’s not what I call it.  If I misspell a word, then I correct it.  If a line doesn’t make sense, then I keep working at it until it does.  I know I should look past the mistakes and go back to it after the story is written, but those lines bug me and therefore I have to fix it.

Maybe that’s where I’m going wrong.  I’m trying to write something in it’s finished content that I’m stressing myself out in the process and waiting days before I tackle it again.

Please, any authors who read this, I need advice.  Just leave a comment below, I check the website often.  Anything would be appreciated at this point.

K ❤