I should be banned from using graphics software from now on. Once again, I spent the whole week creating a new cover for Runecursed though I should rather have been working with the second book… Not that I had a deadline for it. I don’t, obviously, as a self-publisher. Still, I want to write. I just can’t concentrate on it when half of my mind is constantly figuring out ways to market the first book.
I miss the time before publishing when nothing distracted me from writing. And then again, this time after publishing has been refreshing in a way. I’ve always been a loner and during the past couple of years (due to the reason we all know all too well), I’ve seen only a handful of people in real life. As a private person, I don’t use social media almost at all, so, I’ve communicated mostly with my characters (No wonder they’ve become so real and alive to me…). Now that I’ve returned to Facebook and other such as a writer, I have, to my surprise, enjoyed interacting with people.
It has done me good to step out of my own, little fantasy bubble for a while, to socialize, and do other things that I disregarded during the (obsessive) writing period, but now, I long for getting back to my daily writing routine! I hope that now that I’ve finally managed to make a cover that I actually like and enrolled the book on KDP Select (sparing myself from constantly pondering where and how should I market it), I can find my happy place anew and finish the second book.