I’m back at it after a long and relaxing holiday. Shame on me—when I started this blog, I excitedly promised myself that I would post on a regular basis, letting my readers know what I’ve been up to… Well, that failed miserably.
I could come up with a million excuses why I haven’t kept up with my blogging, but I’ll give you the real reason: I’ve been battling some deep-rooted issues regarding marketing, social media and writing. I’ve realized that the more time I spend marketing, writing blogs, interacting with fans on social media, and so on, the less time it gives me to finish writing the Pinnacle trilogy.
With my writing taking a back seat for the past year while I focused on marketing and building my social media platforms, book two of the Pinnacle trilogy is far behind where it should be.
When January 1st rolled around and I realized I was months behind where I should be, I had a panicked moment. Will I finish in time? Will my editors be able to fit me in their schedules? Will my writing feel rushed in order to meet my deadline? These questions swirled around in my head, creating a heavy feeling of stress on my shoulders.
I said it before and I’ll say it again—shame on me.
So, I took a break from marketing, unplugged from social media, and wrote for this past month. After all, what’s more important to my readers—blogs or the next book in the series?
I’m happy to say that I’m almost back on track for the completion of the next book in the Pinnacle trilogy, and am currently shopping for editors to help me publish as quickly as possible, making the next installment available to you!
Now that I’m back on track, I’ll focus a bit more on blogging and social networking, but I’ve learned a valuable lesson: writing my books should always be a priority. I’m sure all of you will appreciate that!
And as David Bowie put it "I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."