Overcoming Writer's Regret

I’m gonna make this happen

So there you have it. I’m fully committed to writing and publishing my own work. I will waste no time with the traditional publishing process. I’m too emotionally immature. Getting my work out there is more important to me than counting the money rolling in, especially since the money might not ever roll in anyway. I can easily imagine spending the rest of a frustrated life looking for a publisher for my first novel; I won’t put myself through that. So if my self-published works don’t sell I’ll just be another failed author of novels. There must be thousands. I aspire to more but I can accept being in that company. It’s far superior to having never tried. 

There is one benefit from all this work that has not escaped me: my mind will get stronger. You have no idea how much that means to me. In the distant past, I felt so proud of my ability to think, to express myself clearly, to see solutions where some could not even identify the problem. What a joy it would be to have my brain back at anything close to full capacity. That possibility is worth any effort I can manage.

I’ll be posting updates about my writing progress to the Personal Commentary section of my new blog. Your advice and general comments are welcome. If you have any ideas that might help me in my journey toward novel notoriety, please post them here on my blog, or on twitter, Facebook or google plus. Links to those accounts appear near the top of the page.

If you made it this far I must thank you for your interest and your stamina. I believe this three part article is the longest project I have ever finished – over 6500 words, edited. And there’s plenty more where that came from. This writer’s roller coaster is leaving the platform and picking up speed. There are curves and dips and a long climb up ahead. 

So hang on. I’ll keep this thing on track. That’s my job. All you have to do is enjoy the ride.

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