Saturday, October 22, 2011
Some things I've been working on are taking much longer than I expected. Much, much longer. There are other projects I'm anxious to restart and really dig into but I can't until I've dealt with my current frustrating work. It keeps me awake at night, but today I took a deep breath.
I'm not as successful or prolific as some authors I know. I don't have a 'big' contract with a traditional publisher. No writing conferences are asking me a year ahead of time to be the keynote speaker. My laptop is old and slow, my desktop older. My printer has some trouble pulling the paper in. It really doesn't like the expensive stuff.
But, I have numerous contracts for my romance books with a pretty great small publisher, New Concepts. I have been invited to be part of an author panel at a local independent bookstore. My laptop is still kicking and I'm buying more memory for it. And I don't really need to print out much stuff so I'm not investing in a new printer anytime soon. Things are going okay.
Sometimes I overthink problems when the solution is simple. My new mind set is to keep it simple, step away when I get frustrated and ask for help more often.
On the good news front, I read in our local paper today that a 'Books A Million' is taking over the location of our late Borders. I've never been in a BAM, but I'll be thrilled to have a bookstore close to my house again(and a coffeeshop).
Can any of you tell me about BAM? What's your most recent simple solution?