I decided to take a month off over Christmas.
Well. We write that’s the easy part. Then we do the writers first edit – not so easy.
Then we collaborate with a whole bunch of people: illustrators, cover artists, proofreaders, editors, printers, and that’s just to get our books into print.
Then the really hard part comes along that takes up 90% of this Indie author’s time – the marketing! So, I decided to stop, stop everything and take a break.
And it worked. I spent the whole Christmas Season with people I wanted to be with, doing things I loved and wanted to do. I relaxed at home with my fur babies and now feel refreshed, and finally keen to get going again. I have a new kid’s book at my fingertips and today started writing again.
What this break taught me is I have decided to concentrate on writing this year and see what comes along – a bit like what I was doing here – watching and waiting to see what came along, the results were both rewarding and awesome – hippos, fishing eagles, rhino, buck, zebra, but most of all peace of mind.
So whatever you decide to do this year play to your strengths and do what makes you happy.
(Thanks for the pics Christy Filen)