I just read Rebecca Zanetti’s blog article, “Ten Things I’ve Learned after My First Book was Released.” She created a fun checklist for those of us perched on the edge of our seats waiting for our own publication. As part of my push toward finding an agent and editor, I’ve been broadening my web presence by joining Twitter, creating a Facebook Page, and joining various online loops. It’s what we’re ‘supposed’ to do, right?
Then today I read number eight in Rebecca’s blog post.
I have toyed with the plot of my next book. Started a short story set in the Botanicaust world. Dawdled over some final edits a crit partner sent me. I even made dill pickles and blogged about it. But I have not applied myself to writing in earnest for over three weeks.
I can tell myself I’m dreaming out the plot, sell myself on the idea that I NEED to work on my promotion platform, promise I will get to it as soon as … whatever. But the deal is I need to sit my butt in the chair and write.
So, enough already. On to Book Two.
And by the way, I get the irony of the fact I wrote a blog about this instead of just hunkering down to write. 🙂