I realized yesterday that I’m in a funk. Right now I’m kind of frozen in everything I do. I have a temporary job for the holidays but after that who knows? I have self published books that I don’t really know how to promote and I’m trying to get an agent for my books so I’m sending query letters out.
That stuff isn’t bothering me that much…I mean it bothers me a little but not too much. What’s really bothering me is my writing itself. As much as I love writing young adult romance novels I’m getting bored of them. The ideas are always the same and it’s almost always a happy ever after. It’s just so…mundane to me right now. I want something else, something more exciting to write about. Then again I’m worried that I won’t be good at writing any other genre. I usually mostly read romances so I’m comfortable with writing stories like that. But other genre’s…as much as I have read some of them, I’m not so comfortable with them and I’m concerned that I wouldn’t be good with writing them. Then again, I probably won’t know until I try.
I just feel stuck right now. Stuck with everything, especially my writing. I never thought getting known for my writing would be easy but I definitely didn’t think it would be this hard. I guess I should have realized that. So now I’m trying to figure out what exactly my next move is going to be.
Although I’m going to email query letters to agents, I’m debating which would be better: trying to get an agent or trying to promote everything by myself. If anyone has any ideas for me, let me know. I’m open to any ideas, really. I just want to start moving forward again. I want to have a goal again and be able to work at it. Right now I don’t feel like I have that goal. Maybe that’s my problem…
EDITED: 10:00 AM…Still in a funk but I have a new plan
I know that within the hour or two since I’ve posted this, I seem to have a different perspective. It’s actually because I’ve been doing a lot of research on self publishing/ promotion for self publishing and I think I’ve got an idea of things now. I’ve been harping on getting the word out on my very first novel that I self published. I’ve been trying to promote that. However, I realized that every time that I’ve researched promoting books its the UPCOMING book, not the book that has already been published. So, instead of putting my energy into a book that’s been published for two years, I’m going to focus on the manuscript that I have finished, Beneath the Surface. That was I can rustle up interest in the book BEFORE it’s ready to get published as well as get press releases out, maybe some ARC reviews, etc. It may not work but it’s worth a shot, don’t you think?
Wish me luck everyone!