The discipline I had in Colombia, cranking out 3,000 words virtually every day, has left me.
I’ve been back in Ireland for over two weeks now and time seems to be a little more fleeting here. At least that’s how it seems when you have English channels on the TV again – Damn you Wimbledon and Euro Championships.
Even though my writing pen has temporarily been pocketed, I feel my routine needs a dropkick to the head to get me back in the game.
Sales of Book 1 – Pathfinders – really picked up in June which I was pleased about. Book 2 – Sigil – needs a little bit more loving but despite some offline efforts recently (featuring in local newspapers to coincide with its release), it hasn’t yet built up a head of steam.
I’ll soon be rolling out the promotional red carpet for it, using some tactics which helped Pathfinders.
Reviews continue to stream in across a range of platforms for both books and the short story (which was designed to be a freebie for subscribers to my site – you can subscribe here to get it for free).
*average out of 5
By far, the most humbling and unexpected consequence of releasing my little creations into the wild, open to public scrutiny, has been the emails and various blog comments I’ve received from around the world.
While it’s nice to have positive feedback from friends and family, when it comes from a stranger, unbiased and without ulterior motive, it really gives me the confidence and determination to improve. (I received a new review this week from the site, ‘Powerful Women Readers‘.
Adding the polished touch, hiring professional editors and recruiting cover designers, I hope that at the very least, the books I produce are something I can look back on with pride in years to come.
I have a few more stories bursting to be told. Just a matter of establishing a routine again.
What does your routine or work space look like?