Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Feeling the book blahs…

While my book has been away at the editor’s for a first pass, I have been focusing on my day job and finishing up my certification class. I have the next week off to study for my upcoming certification board exam and work on edits which are due to arrive back to me on Monday.

This morning I found myself perusing and purchasing yet more books on writing, promotion, and self publishing. Since I already own more than I will ever read, it is a sure sign that the past four weeks away from my book project have made me a bit squirrelly.

When I start to think too much about it, I get overwhelmed and freaked out and forget the whole baby step attitude that has brought me this far.

Baby steps, baby steps, baby steps…

Will be repeating this to myself in a continuous internal monologue as I approach the next six months. Edit here, format there, write a description, learn about createspace, file for copyright , etc. One step at a time.

Must remember that I have come farther along my writer’s journey in the last six months with baby steps than I have in the last 30 years.

7 Comments

  1. Baby steps or perish. That’s what I tell myself. ;D I tend to sabotage myself if I don’t take baby steps.

    • It’s the only thing that has given me forward momentum with my writings if I look at the big picture, I freeze.

      • I’m that way with everything else. But I don’t freeze. I sabotage myself so that I’ll have to stop, subconsciously knowing I bit off more than I can chew.

        • I think all creative types have some unconscious mechanism for derailing their projects! Part of our DNA. 🙂

  2. Just think of that famous tortoise that won the race. That’s what I do!

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