Where did all my motivation go?

That’s a serious question. I genuinely don’t know where it all evaporated to. Ever since I hit publish on The Fated, I’ve been seriously lazy. Honestly. I don’t mind admitting it.  

But the problem I have is that now people are actually reading the book and some of them, yes mostly friends and family so far, are asking if there’s gonna be a second and when’s it gonna be done. So I smile and explain that The Fated took 18 long months to get right, and yes there will be a second book but it will take a while, promising them that I’m working on it. Then I turn my back and pull a face to myself because I know the truth. 

And the truth is I haven’t written a damn word of that book in weeks. My laptop is sitting in the corner of my room, silently judging me for not writing anything and simultaneously mocking me for being useless. I can see it right now out of the corner of my eye. I might throw a towel over it!! 

I’m not sure this post has an actual point, except for me to vent my own frustration at myself for my current laziness. I’d like to blame writers block, but I’d be lying. It’s not that I don’t know what to write, I just can’t seem to find the will to write it. It’s ok to take a break though, right? 

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2 thoughts on “Where did all my motivation go?

  1. This is totally understandable. You have put your heart and soul into writing the fated this last 18 months. You probably need a bit of down time to regroup. The pressure you put on yourself is phenomenal, and you know how proud of you we are right? Love you xx

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  2. I think it’s a good idea to take a break after 18 months of hard work. And since you’re self-published it’s not like you’re bound by a contract to get back to work. Maybe take the time this summer to enjoy some You Time. If inspiration strikes during then great, but don’t feel obligated. You have the freedom to go at your own pace. Rushing to get another book out won’t do you or the book any good. That’s what I’ve been doing the past couple weeks with my novel in progress: I took a break because words weren’t happening and I was putting to much pressure on myself to make them happen.

    Also, since The Fated is recently released, you might want it to give it some time to reach people and for them to get excited about a second book. Use this time to relax and generate buzz for The Fated. Book 2 is in the works but it’s too soon to generate an expected publication date.

    Sorry I rambled. Hope that made since. But ultimately, you do what you think is best. 🙂

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