Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So today I realized I'd invented yet a new way to torture myself...

Yeah. So, you may or may not know that I've been running a writing group on Facebook for a few years. I post inspirational "You can do it!" -type quotes, and other things that can help a beginner writer.  Tonight I posted this quote.

"The only thing more tormenting than writing is not writing."

I've also been writing the synopsis of my new novel, in preparation for querying agents.  I've been going over what I have, rewriting, sending small bits to my editor, rewriting some more, reworking, and generally trying not to kill my novel's chances, before, well, before it's even got a chance.
This has been going on for weeks now.
I haven't been writing my newest story, I've been doing this. Torturing myself.
This is my first time attempting to publish a book this way. Traditional publishing. This is the thing to do if you're in it for the long haul, if you want to be an author as a career, if you want to keep publishing, and be successful and maybe pay the rent and and utility or two.
I think I've let my fear of failure stop me from sending out query letters.
I keep polishing. I think the damn thing's near ready.
Okay. I am going to do this.
No more procrastinating.

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