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IWSG: Too Much = Not Enough

It’s time again for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Read and support writers by clicking here, and if you’re a writer you can also join!

I currently have three different writing projects in the works. Meanwhile, I’m also being slammed by one son’s baseball schedule and the other son’s physical therapy appointments as he learns to walk again after breaking his leg. I can hardly find two minutes to rub together, and when I do, I barely get warmed up before I have to get up and do something else. These days I’m lucky if I even get a paragraph written on any given day. I don’t know how I’ll ever finish writing any of my books!

Sorry for venting, but this is what I’m insecure about this month. Getting my writing done. Prioritizing my projects.

This month’s question: Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results?

I’ve participated in A to Z twice. Once as an addendum to my Peter Stoller novellas (this was before The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller was published by Tirgearr), and once as the start of a sequel to The K-Pro. I don’t know that I’d call these “marketing” though the goal was to create greater awareness for the source materials. It’s not clear to me whether it worked in terms of getting people to buy and/or read either St. Peter in Chains or The K-Pro, though I did get a lot of site traffic and a few people have asked whether that K-Pro sequel will ever get written. The answer is: maybe? It’s still on my list of potential projects.

By the way, did you know this is also Read Self-Published Month? Visit the Facebook group to find out more and find some great new reads! And don’t forget you can read Brynnde for FREE via Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited!



Comments (5) for post “IWSG: Too Much = Not Enough”

  • My goodness, I hear you! I’m welcoming kid #5 in a few months, and time is the most valuable commodity I don’t have…say nothing about sleep. =) But there are seasons of life when things are crazy, and seasons of calm, eh? I’m wishing you sanity until you hit a slow patch.

    • I wish I were one of those people who could get by on just a couple hours of sleep. If I don’t get at least 7 hours of sleep I’m a beast and cannot be approached without many offerings of chocolate.

      #5?! I called it quits at 3. As the school work gets more demanding, I spend almost as much time on homework and projects as they do—not doing it for them, of course, but getting materials and answering questions and proofing essays, etc.

  • Three projects at once? Man, I can barely handle the one and a half projects I’ve got going now. Heck, I’m not even sure I could handle one. Glad to hear you can do it, even if life is kind of getting in the way for you these days.

  • Hi, Rachel! I’m making the rounds today as an IWSG co-host. I certainly understand how too much can equal not enough. I’m always struggling with all that I have to do and all that interferes with my writing. Just hang in there and do what you can. I’ve always found that the most pressing priority rises to the surface. Good luck with your writing and take care!

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