Well, it’s February 1st already and I have failed to release something in January. Big surprise.
That is not going to happen in February though. I’m either going to be releasing THD #2 or re-releasing HIS FOR CHRISTMAS (I’ll have to change the title), but I’m definitely going to doing something this month. I think the box set is supposed to be out in March, so it’ll be interesting to see if sales of that will translate into sales for my other books. I’ve also got another promo thingie in January for WAITING FOR DARKNESS, so we’ll see. I know they say that writing is the best thing you can do to promote yourself, but I’m starting to think that if you don’t put yourself out there, a thousand books or no, you’re not going to make much sales. Still, I’m determined to make 2017 my year.
I’ve been working on the two classes as well as signed up with individual coaching sessions with Red Jameson. I’m super excited to have a coach to just bitch to. The internet is huge, but it’s surprisingly lonely as well.
I haven’t been doing my usual walk; it’s been super cold outside, but it looks like things will be a little better today, so I’ll probably go out for a walk noon-ish. The gym is opening in a few days, so that’ll be something to look forward. They won’t be open until one or so, but that’s better than nothing.
As far as work goes, I want to get down 3k for EVOLUTION. That’s 3 twenty-minute sessions at 1k each, or I can do 4 fifteen-minute sessions at 800 something words. I don’t know, though. At this point, 15, 20 minutes seems like a huge commitment. My attention is going to wander. How am I going to ever write another book again? Maybe Dave not being here is the reason why I can’t write. I’m not accountable to anyone but myself now and I have zero self-control. It’s a good thing I haven’t tried drugs.
I’m re-reading Monica Leonelle’s The 8-Minute Reading Habit and hoping the first 8 minutes will make it easier to stick to a 15 minute habit. It would be good if I didn’t have to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes, thanks coffee!
Luckily, after playing Stardew Valley pretty obsessively for the past week, I’m kind of over it. It’s still enjoyable but I don’t feel the pressing need for the endorphines and seratonin, so hopefully I’ll get something done today.
In fact, I’m going to start now. Just as soon as I go pee again, sigh.