Hello everyone and Happy April!
For those of you who know me, you know I love a challenge. So this month, I signed up for the A to Z blog challenge.
Every day, I’ll post something that deals with the letter of the day. Except Sundays. Sundays- I do what I want…or work. Either way, they don’t count for this challenge.
I’m hoping this will help me with the lack of blogging I actually do. I have a lot to say, I just never get it down on screen.
So here’s to day one and me pushing all the way to the letter Z!
A is for Acceptance and Anxiety.
Exactly 4 months ago I posted that I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of my writing. I was going to take my marketing skills to the next level and publish, not just one, but two, if not three books this year.
Exactly 4 months ago, I lied. Not on purpose, of course. I still want to do all those things, but, yet, stuff happens.
I transferred to a new store, which put a hindrance on my progress. I had to move (a-freaking-gain!) and other things got in the way.
Bottom line: Life is going to throw every excuse it can at you.
I’m learning to accept this. I have to. There’s nothing I can do to control the outside elements in my life. I have to work, I have to live. I also have to accept that other new authors are books ahead of me. Isn’t a bad thing. I’m happy for them. I’m just not there yet, and that’s okay.
The flip side of that, I need to let go of the anxiety of not writing. I can’t tell you the times I cursed myself for not doing the list of things I need to do to make my writing a success.
Well, the first step is admitting there’s a problem, right? So that’s what I’m doing. Pretty soon, I’ll fly through my 12 steps and get myself back on track.
And at that point, book 2 will be ready for release and I’ll start this self-doubt driven circle all over again.
Worth it. 🙂