Tunnel Vision.

As the past few days without a post and the utter lack of a flash fiction for this week, I think it’s safe to say that I’m having another “off” moment lately. Part of me wants to say it’s just tunnel vision for the Bowlful of Bunnies project; another part of me wants to claim that I’m just being lazy or out of it. In truth, I’m not really sure what it is, but, every so often, you hit a little bump and it throws you off your game for a few days. It’s been happening a bit more than I’d like for me lately, but there’s nothing to do about it except either grin and bear it, or try to write something anyway. I’m going for the latter today, in hopes that it will break the cycle if I just make the attempt.

It might just simply be a time management issue. I’m standing on the precipice of just about ready to self-publish my first book, which is a pretty towering cliff. It’s not uncommon for things like this to immobilize a person a little bit as they prepare to jump right off, and I think that might be a little bit what’s going on with me. I’ve gotten excellent feedback from my beta readers, I just need to poke my cover artist, and then do some last minute polishing before formatting. But I seem to be taking my time with these processes, either out of anticipation, or just because maybe I’m not quite ready to finally say I’m done. It’s the whole fear factor. I’m not afraid of what’s ahead so much as I’ve really enjoyed the process and the motivation, and I’m worried about my inability to keep the momentum up once all is said and done.

My brain has still been a flurry of ideas even though I’ve been plodding along slowly on the main project. I just haven’t had the oomph to put any of these ideas into concrete and interesting words yet. But today, I’m getting something out there, and that’s a start, and tomorrow is another day. So here are a few, simple thoughts for your Saturday, and tomorrow starts another week.

I have not yet had the chance to thank Ross Gale for recently following the blog, either. Thanks, Ross! Welcome aboard!

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4 thoughts on “Tunnel Vision.

  1. I am working a few angles to publish too. Have material for three 100 cartoons books. Kindle/Amazon is free with 70 % royalty for kindle ebook but several stage reformatting from image to word to upload got too complicated and gray tones not conducive to good image presentation.

  2. Don’t even get me started on that bloody precipice. At least we’re all there together! Still reading Bowlful of Bunnies I swear! I took notes on the Lilacs story and then I took off on vacation, so I’m back and focused!

  3. I sometimes think, that although it is good to work hard that occasionally you just need time off. Try set a target then have a week away from writing. The rest might be more beneficial than you think.

    I notice you have a clash of kings on the goodreads to the right there. I’m about two hundred pages through the third book and enjoying it.

  4. Your self-published book better have a good cover design. Too many self published books are embarrassing in their presentation. They put all that work into it and then don’t even beautify it. Don’t do that or I will be mad.

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