After getting off of what was way too close to being a 12 hour shift, I am making the time to write on my blog.
One of the many New Year’s Resolutions I’ve made for this year is to be more active on my site instead of just shamelessly promoting my novel, “Daylight Hours”, which is available on Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com in various formats…
So here I am, sitting at my computer, deciding that instead of getting at least a few hours of sleep, I’ll make a post on my blog instead. But not just any post. This post is all about making time.
As a writer, you have to make time. Finding time is a pretty impossible task that is more of an excuse than anything. There’s only 24 hours in a day and a certain number of those hours have to be for sleep, eating, work, etc. You just can’t ever find any time to do anything because if you blink, all 24 hours are gone and you’re left accomplishing nothing for the day.
At the moment, I’m in the process of editing the sequel in the Daylight Hours Series, and editing and proofreading is the most time-consuming aspect for me as a writer. Since I’m self-publishing, it’s up to me to make sure the book is even somewhat readable before anyone even takes a look at it. I’ve learned a lot after publishing the first book and I’m making sure most of the mistakes I made along the way are cleared up so that my editor and proofreaders don’t have too rough a time deciphering my thoughts. With all that, I have a responsibility to myself to make the time to edit the novel and complete it. I’m devoted to writing and actually completing a project. For me, there’s nothing like the feeling of finishing a book and wondering what I’ll move onto next. It’s the gratifying experience that makes me know without any inkling of a doubt, that I want and will be a successful writer. But that won’t happen unless I make it happen.
I’m a lot of things, and disciplined is definitely becoming one of them. I’m forcing myself to just get thoughts out there on this blog and stop being afraid of rambling or posting about shit that nobody cares about. If you don’t want to read my thoughts or care about what I have to say here, then you probably would’ve/should’ve stopped reading before this part. If you’re still here; bless your little heart.
2012 is going to be one hell of a year and I’m going in optimistic for once. Well, at least as optimistic as a pessimist can be. I’m aiming for having the second book in my series out some time this spring and I’m going to be making many more posts this year about shit that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with my writing or my novels.
Hell, I’m spending the money keeping the domain name for this blog so I might as well use it.