So, I’ve always heard that the difference between a writer and a non-writer is that a writer writes. This is pretty much true. If you want to become a writer, you just have to sit down, grab a pen and paper, or maybe a laptop, and go for it! However, I’ve realized that being an author, and more specifically, a publisher, is a lot more than writing. It’s a lot of fun, trying new things, learning about the industry, and figuring out new ways to get your book out there in the world. However, I find that I am terribly missing the essential aspect of a writer’s life, and that is writing.
I’ve been working on three separate manuscripts ever since I finished Cemetery Tours. That’s probably not a good idea, but I love all of them so much! Unfortunately, i’ve been spending so much time working on Cemetery Tours that these other manuscripts have sort of taken a back seat. I don’t necessarily mind. I love Cemetery Tours and I really want people to read it and enjoy it and spread the word. However, I am reaching the point where I am really, really wanting to just sit down and write.
Next week is the Cemetery Tours release party, so I’m already planning on it being fun and hectic. The week after that, however, I’m anticipating life returning to at least a little normal, so I’m really hoping to get in some good, quality writing time then. I do love being social and everything, but I also really value my me-time. If I don’t get enough of that me-time, I tend to get a little… moody. I get really cranky, I withdraw from everyone, and then I start thinking about selling all my stuff, buying an RV, and running away to the west coast. That’s not something that needs to be happening. At least not anytime soon.