The month of January has been drastically shortened. The Indie Life bloghop (2nd Wednesday of the month) and the IWSG bloghop (Insecure Writers Support Group, 1st Wednesday of the month) fall on the same day! We apparently lost a week.
I was thinking of doing dueling bloghops, but I didn't want to go to that much work. I'm lazy that way.
In the last year I have put out four books (or 3 1/2, depending on your POV). I get about one to two purchases per month, which isn't too bad. All of my books have paid their expenses, so I'm ahead of the game. Technically.
With each book I put out the process is more streamlined and I know what to do, and yet each book is just as nerve wracking as the last. What if I make a mistake? What if the book isn't ready? What if I missed some egregious plot hole?
I think "what if" is the author's worst enemy. Since I do my books electronic only (except for the first one--I do learn from my mistakes) I can fix any errors I find. I can update cover art, correct spelling, punctuation and grammar, and if I wanted to I could even add scenes or characters. Don't want to, and don't think that's necessary or I wouldn't have put the books out, but still it's possible. Once in print that's a little more difficult.
And yet my brain insists on running these "what if" disaster scenarios and insisting that I'm stupid just to go in this direction. Slow down, it tells me, settle down and get a nice steady job so it can relax and not have to think all the time.
The brain: a writer's best frenemy.