July 1 question - There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?
I have no idea how to answer this question. Stuff like that isn't something I spend a lot of time thinking on. I'm more of a roll with the flow of things type person, so whatever happens, I try to adapt and keep on trucking.
As for my insecurities... Well, I can't say they've been horrible. Most of June I felt some hopelessness about my writing. I didn't get much done because of health issues and the lack of energy which accompanied them.
It didn't help matters when I put Influenced up for pre-order, sent a newsletter about it and didn't get a single pre-order. I've heard people touting how wonderful newsletters are and the people on it are your true fans who want to support you and can't wait to read your books. I wondered what those people were smoking because I wasn't seeing it. I had to remind myself that my list is small and I'm still building it, and the people who are showing off their great stats have had theirs for a while. It takes works to find readers.
Strangely, despite all that, I didn't feel too guilty about my lack of writing in June. Probably because I know guilt won't get me writing sooner, and I can't push myself too hard or else I risk making my chronic illness flare worse. That only delays my writing. It's hard to get into my characters' worlds when my body is screaming in pain.
I'm hoping July will prove better for writing, that the changes I've made to my health will get the pain under control when it flares, and I can spend less time wondering why my body hates me so much and more wondering why my characters won't do what I tell them to.
How has your summer been going? What industry changes do you want to see? Want to help me out with release day for Influenced? You can sign up here.