Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A-Z Challenge: N Day

I chose NOW for my letter N day, because I'm hoping if I write about it, I'll take my own advice. Not likely, but here's hoping.

So Feudlings is doing great -- it's on a few Amazon Bestseller lists and I should be thrilled, right? But instead I'm a nervous wreck, waiting for it to fall, praying it will keep climbing. WHY oh WHY can I not just live in this NOW moment and enjoy the fact that Feudlings is reaching lots of readers? Why am I ruining this really fun time?

AND ALSO. NOW, for do it NOW. I'm a total procrastinator. I have two articles for the paper due tonight and I just barely started them. I have a 2,000 word count goal per day and guess when I usually start writing? 11 p.m. Yeah, I'm big on procrastination, and I think I would lots rather be big on NOW. Any ideas? Tips?
PS - I've already started yoga ;)

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  1. Do you need to go back and listen to that Neil Gaiman commencement address from last summer? He's had amazing success and the bit of advice that he was given--and failed to take--was to enjoy the moment. Your self-worth is not based upon how many people buy your book. You've done a great thing by writing a wonderful story. Word is getting around and people are having fun reading about characters you created in your own little mind. You've made a fantasy world and have opened it to others to step into and be a part of. Step in with them and PLAY!

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    1. I love this, Donna :) It made my day.

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  2. Agree with Donna completely.

    As to the writing goal, my take on it is, does it really MATTER when you get your writing done? If you find you do best at 11pm, more power to you! Maybe that's your niche time :) (Its about 2-3 hours past my bedtime, so I'd be dead, but hey- whatever works for you!)

    Happy Blogging! And hope your book continues to do well:)

    Kaye Draper at Write Me

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    1. That's so true. And I read somewhere that we are more creative when we're tired.

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  3. I think those feelings resonate with a lot of us writers. We can't see the abundance of good that is around us worrying too much about yesterday and tommorrow. We miss all the moments in-between. I know I do it. LOL.

    Visiting from the A to Z. :)

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    1. Exactly! We need to stop and enjoy the day! I'm still working on how to do that ;)

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