Whew! I feel like I just emerged out into the light of day – much like that rabid rodent in February who is supposed to be a weatherman but is really just a scared rat-like creature who probably just wants to bite somebody. Hard.
I just emerged from the frantic, whirlwind of promoting my debut release and I feel like I want to bite somebody. (Did I say that out loud?) It was fun, exciting, a new adventure and I loved every minute of it. I took the advice of my published friends and cherished every moment, every new thing that came along. But, it was also exhausting, tedious, and time-consuming. The same published friends has told me this as well and I now know they were 150% accurate.
But, now my baby is out there and doing well and I am down to the blogs posts that I do normally here with the Mermaids and other places. Whew. Normalcy. Routine.
Yes, I am back in the full-mode of writing everyday. Exercising that muscle and improving my craft. It is fun, it is exciting, a new adventure everyday. It is also exhausting, time-consuming, and tedious at times. Hmmm . . . sound familiar?
That is because it is not only my passion, my calling . . . it is my job. Now, I have an EDJ that pays half the mortgage and saves for college but this writing gig is also my job because now I’m working under deadline with 6 more books contracted through now and 2013. (I am going to pause here and do a little happy dance) I have people who are counting on me to deliver the best book I can write on time. Whew!
So, yes, I’m back the hard work of writing a story that is compelling, romantic and very sexy. I am in the process of falling in love with my hero and wishing I were my heroine. I am up late at night or up early in the morning and sneaking my lunch hour to get my daily page count. This is the business of my glorious avocation and I love it.
So, I say that the work begins now . . . but it is also a hell of a lot of fun.
What is your agony and ecstasy with your writing?
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Wait, I have to know how you time manage with all of that. As to the agony, that’s when I need to write but can’t. The ecstasy? That shimmer of a new idea that takes over my brain.
Sleep is highly overrated!
Oh, promotion!!! You did a great job with it!!!! And your awesome writing will take care of the rest. Now get back to work. Some of us are anxious to ‘get Lucky!’
Ha! Lucky is coming! Lucky is coming! (no pun intended)
OMG! I thought I was keeping up but – six new books?!!!? Well, that’s outstanding. And yes, you are correct, it is a JOB, but as you say, that’s okay, because it’s exactly what you want to be doing.
One thing I’m realizing (and don’t go duh, here, please:), but writing is a job and hard work. Yes, it’s love, but it don’t come easy – at least not as easy as I think some of us would like (okay, me:). So as I juggle my six unpublished books into some form of submission-ready state, I congratulate you for knowing, and enjoying, the fact that writing is work.
And yes, your promotion work has been superb. Good stuff, Mermaid Robin!
Thanks Denny! You can give most of the credit to my wonderful publicist, Heather Riccio. What an angel!
Wow! This post just made me soooo exhausted! Must. Rest. Now.
And I agree wholeheartedly with Tracy – you did a fab job promoting! Weeeeee! 😉
A nap sounds good right now . . . .
I just can’t do anything but smile right now because this is so entirely cool! The best work I can think of for a job is writing and you are doing it, Robin! So cool!
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