So… Nasty depression-induced writer’s block seems to have been conquered! Not a Mermaid, the second Jake & Boo novel, is available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be available in other outlets, and in paperback, soon! As a self-published author, I have to take care of these technical details myself, and it’s been so long since I’ve done them I’m having to relearn the process. Crossing my fingers that I’ve got it right!
I’ve got a new process that seems to be working for me. On weekday mornings I head over to a nearby coffee shop, where I meet a friend who is trying to get her dissertation written. She also gets too distracted when she tries to work at home. But this way we each know that the other person is expecting us to be there and we keep each other accountable. It’s kind of like going to work. Now I focus on writing in the morning, and spend the afternoons working on technical stuff, or social media stuff (not much of that at the moment), or trying to dig out from under the clutter at home!
Let me just be perfectly frank here – one of the reasons I can’t really write at home is that my desk is covered with crap – papers and notebooks and mail and so many pens and stickers and you name it. It’s ridiculous, it really is. I used to be able to sit there, and look at my fig tree, and drink tea, and feel inspired. So decluttering has become a major goal, if not yet a major pursuit.
But none of that is really important right now. What is important is that I’m already five chapters into Not a Zombie, and I love what’s happening there. I promise, honestly promise, that you will not have to wait as long for Book 3.