Stumbling through the pages in this weird tangled web, I found a site that was dedicated to publishing both self and traditional. It was a blog written by a former agent that gave a plethora (yeah, I said it) of information about the world of producing books. Holy Matrimony there is a TON of stuff that I still have to learn.
There’s writer discussion groups that help critique work. Editors that form correct(ed) sentences. Agents and marketers and copyrighters – OH MY! Lots of things and stuff and words that start to color a picture that I can’t quite understand. Worst of all? It’s preventing me from actually FINISHING the book.
Many o’ times in this here blog I’ve written about my “shiny object” complex. I’ll delve head-first into something and go full-bore and every other catch phrase until suddenly – hey is that a different web page promising a more fulfilling life? Next thing you know, it’s two hours later and my back hurts and my goal has passed.
CURSE YOU SHINY OBJECTS!
I got caught up in that today reading about what I need to get the book out. Creating platforms (see this post) and followings and contests…SHEESH! It all took me away from the main point of doing all of this – writing! So I allowed myself an hour to “play” around and look at the sites and soak in some of the information. But that was it! I forced myself back to the editing grind…about a thousand words an hour…for eighty more hours!
…at least I’m getting things done and making sure that – hey! What’s that shiny object over there? Is that a…