Movement. That’s where I’m at right now, the phase where there is movement. I’ve sent my novel off to my editor and now it is only a matter of time. The work that I have to do now is actually kind of the worst stuff. It’s the promotional stuff, it’s preparing for release and all of that other stuff. Bleh.
It is only compounded by understanding what comes after that, which is of course releasing said work into the world where people can say and think whatever they want about it. I saw this photo on Twitter the other day and it definitely made me laugh. It just shows that some people can absolutely love something you create while others will find something wrong with it. There might be some truth in the criticism, but it’s also just one person’s opinion. It’s important to weigh criticism and learn from it, but it’s even more important to not get weighed down by it and to believe in yourself.
What better proof than this?
Like I said, my second novel is off to my editor at the moment and I’m kind of at a loss for what to do anymore. I’ve started on the follow up already, but for right now I’m kind of just enjoying not being super stressed for the time being before I have to go into promotional mode.