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So, What Now?

It’s been a week and a half since When Words Collide, and my head is swimming with the knowledge I’ve gained. Last Monday, I stared at my computer screen for at least an hour thinking, I should write, I should be writing, but what should I write? I should be working on editing my book, I could be writing the new one, I should be building my social media presence, by writing blog posts, I could be tweeting. One way or another I need to move forward, so how do I do that? I could outline all of the plot points in my story and make sure they’re in the right place. I could write up a synopsis detailing my plot for interested parties. But really, none of this matters unless I get the thing edited to a point where I can start querying agents, so I should be editing right? I should bring up the comments my critique group have painstakingly written and attempt to wade through them, even if while helpful, I will find them mildly depressing. I could keep forging ahead with the second book, which frankly is more attractive, but there’s a voice in my head that says, “JUST FINISH THE FIRST ONE!!! DO YOU WANT TO BE IN THE SAME POSITION IN A YEAR???” I want to harness this post When Words Collide drive, and move forward, but in which direction? I know I’ll figure it out, but right now, I’m frustrated by my indecisive drive.