Writing Check In- May 2020

5 May

I’ve been wanting to dedicate more time to writing. My husband had the suggestion of making a monthly feature to talk about my writing and how it’s going. It helps keep me honest(ish) and lets you all know when my masterpiece will be released to the world!

This will be short. No change since last month. I haven’t been motivated to write at all. I’ve started my triathlon training routine so I have even less time to put toward writing if I’d wanted to. It seems this goal is going to get pushed off for now at least.

I have to wonder, too, how much good submissions would do. Are agents still reviewing submissions? I know movies have been delayed and I have to imagine that some books have been delayed as well. Without the ability to do book tours, releases will likely not draw as many initial sales as they used to. So would agents clog their pipeline even more? Doubtful.

I’m going to try reading a book about writing soon and see if that helps push me forward. I’ve found that reading books about craft periodically will push me to write at times. I’m hoping it works. You’d think I have more time with quarantine but I’m finding the opposite.

Stay safe, everyone. And until next time, write on.

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5 Responses to “Writing Check In- May 2020”

  1. whatcathyreadnext May 5, 2020 at 1:48 PM #

    Have you thought about going the self-publishing route? Lots of authors do with the help of freelance editors and cover designers. I’m a blogger but I belong to a Facebook group called Book Connectors which includes authors, many of them self-published, and book bloggers. You might find it a source of useful advice. With traditional book launches out of the question, even large publishers are turning to virtual launches, blog tours and so on.


    • Sam May 5, 2020 at 5:01 PM #

      I’ve thought about it but I want to make an attempt at traditional publishing first. It will require some more of my time before I can say it didn’t work for me. I’d consider self publishing later. Now, I don’t have the time to do it myself. Happy reading (and writing)!

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  2. Rae Longest May 9, 2020 at 5:37 PM #

    This was certainly a pleasant read, Hon. It made me a bit more lenient with myself, stopping me from beating myself up for not getting more done. Your honesty lets me know I’m not the only one with more time and less inclination to be productive.


    • Sam May 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM #

      Oh it’s for real! I’m more productive in some areas, like cross stitching, but way less in others, like writing. Happy reading/writing/whatever you’re motivated to do!

      Liked by 1 person

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