So getting a blog was supposed to help motivate me to get started on editing my manuscript, ready for e-publishing.
Unfortunately, so far, it ain’t working. In fact, the blog is proving to be a really nice distraction from the actual novel writing. Every day I log on eagerly to check my traffic, and spend time thinking about what my next post will be about. When I should be editing, I’m typing merrily away on the laptop, crafting my next piece for the blog.
Does that make me lazy, easily distracted, or just prone to procrastination?
Maybe all of the above.
But the biggie, the real, secret reason behind my lack of progress, is the fear. Or should that be The Fear.
I’m only a baby as far as writing is concerned, but The Fear is something that most, if not all, writers experience at some point. Or quite a lot.
Now that I’ve made the decision to self-publish, I’m plagued with self-doubt. Is my book really good enough to be published? Will anyone want to read it, other than my mam? How will I face the world if I look at my Amazon page and it’s filled with one star reviews?
It’s amazing the possibilities that you think of when you’re on a negative spiral. But starting this blog was my way of doing something and I’m not giving up now, even if that means continuing to post these little motivational messages to myself.