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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Writer's Boredom.

Bleh. I'm bored.

Bored with Pendomus. Bored with promoting it, fixing it, looking at it, thinking about it.

I've considered dropping it. Revising it. Continuing to query it. Self-publishing it.

And now my head feels like exploding. Perhaps it's from the caffeine. Wait, I haven't had any for the past 4 hours. Well, dammit... I dunno.

After a conversation I had today with the amazing author, and friend, T.S. Welti, I'm seriously considering setting the world of Pendomus aside. I don't know if that means forever. Probably not. But right now, I feel the need to write, and I just can't bring myself to continue editing and revising something I've spent so many hours already hovering over. I want it to be grown up and move out already.

Until I have any desire to look at it, I have a whole host of projects rattling around in my mind. Some writing, some business related, some graphic design-y, some artistic in other ways. I feel like there is a potential out there that I haven't quite tapped into. I'm soaking in as much info and knowledge as possible, but it's putting me into an overload of sorts.

Soooo many possibilities.

And the question really becomes, which one do I choose first? Because, let's face it, as much as I have delusions of grandeur, I can only do one thing at a time. Right? Right?

Have you guys gone through this?

Sometimes I feel like I'm nuttier than I really am. I should be able to finish this damn thing, but I other shiny things keep getting in the way.

What are your recommendations? Push through, get it done, THEN start something new? Or would you set it aside and work on something new to see if revitalizes you?


Ray Plasse said...

Read a book,go on vacation,have another cup of coffee,ravish Collin,watch TV,make a quilt,write an unrelated blog but take your time and get the book done. You owe it to yourself and us!

Carissa Andrews said...

I hear you, Ray... I do. Which is why it frustrates me so much. I need to find a way to push this thing past where it is. It's still being queried, but I feel like it's not going anywhere. Is Sci-Fi just not selling?

Ray Plasse said...

Maybe self publishing is the way to get your foot in the door and get your stuff out for people to see.

Ray Plasse said...

I know a few authors who have started that way(Sci-Fi) and have had some success. You have to try for your own well being. To not try is really unfair to yourself. I don't think you are like me and afraid to take chances and there is no rush. Take care Carissa.

Carissa Andrews said...

It very well could be spring fever… but at the same time, I have so many new story ideas and I'd love to start working on them. I've stared at Pendomus so long I'm ready to kick it to the curb! LOL!

But I'm also researching more into self-publishing and I'm seriously considering it. Sci-Fi is a hard group to break into and for me, I just want it out there. If it does well, GREAT! If not… well, then I learned something, you know?

Anonymous said...

Just so all the decisions are YOURS. That's the thing. :>)