I only released 1 title in 2018 (Enter the Night). Last year was the only year I've not done multiple titles since going indie in 2010. It was a tough year for our family. My mother-in-law lost her battle with a long illness in December, and we faced a lot of other changes and challenges. Sometimes writing has to take a back seat, and that's okay.
I'm shooting for 5 new titles on the market this year. Some combination of novels and novellas. In order to do that, I also need to tune out a lot of other crap that impedes writing. Stuff like:
Constantly checking social media
Comparing myself to other writers
Reading about elaborate marketing plans cooked up by other writers
Worrying that I'm writing the worst book in the world and demons will devour my soul because of it
Not trusting myself to just tell the story
At the end of the day, writing is the most important thing. Not marketing, not messing around on social media. Not trying to win a popularity contest in the industry. Write. Publish. Release. That's where I'm headed this year, and that's always when I've been most happy as a writer.
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