The last few years have been more than busy. I’ve been working multiple jobs and writing in my spare time. I’ve been fortunate in having three books published within a year of each other.
I have a lot of works in the fire. Just Friends and The Untold are two novellas that are completed. Just Friends has been professionally edited and The Untold is undergoing edits. The sequel to Dark Days has been written and I am working on correcting its first round of professional edits. The sequel to Metal Like Me is completed as far as story goes but is lacking illustrations.
I have a list of other stories to work on but have been lacking the motivation to work on them. Despite the awards that I have received I have still been doubting my writing. Granted I knew going into this all that success wouldn’t be instant but it is still easy to get discouraged.
I have become good friends with an author that I met on IG and she has been a great support of all my works. She has been a rock in this time of doubt. This time does not come out of wanting pity from anyone nor do I want to seem like my problems are worse than anyone else. In the grand schemes not being a huge success in writing is not a big deal.
The big deal comes with questioning if I should continue to write. I have devoted as much time to writing as I have my jobs and it in itself has become a job. The cost of writing goes beyond just paying for editing, website, and contests. Your time on website upkeep, blogging, and on social media adds up quicker than one might think.
With all that said, the author who has been beyond incredible and beyond supportive has convinced me to carry on. Her virtual kick to the butt was what I needed to continue to put pen to paper. She will go unmentioned as far as names go but she knows who she is.
Here’s hoping that those who are reading this have a friend in their lives like I do.