I told myself I would give myself a pass from writing these two weeks because it's time to prepare for school, but my energy plummets when I don't write. Plus, I'm in a funk, not quite a writer's block, maybe an existential writing funk. I have been reading the book sales reports, which I should not do. As you may know, I increased the price of my last book, so it would be distributed to more venues. Ironically, I probably made more profit from those print sales. However, the sales for my last two books have been low.
Of course, that is not the point of writing. My goal should be to improve my craft, and I was really happy with the last novella I put out. That right there should be enough to, well, make me happy.
I have also gotten a few more book reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. My sister who champions my cause, writes decent reviews, but she's a fan. (Yay.)
Enough wah. My writing goals, as soon as I am done revising my syllabi are to write an hour a day. I still want to hit that August deadline to finish my novel, The Harvest. I gave myself a bit of a cushion in September, but I want to hammer it out in 100 more pages, if I can. The work will get done, when it is done. You can't dictate when the story is finished being told, which is a lesson that I re-learned with the last book.
Well, keep on with your writing goals! #Resist!
Dr. Jesú Estrada,