Now April has arrived and I feel like it's all come to a screeching halt. I know things go up and down so I'm not actually too stressed. If anything, life has come into a quiet patch... and this is where I'm struggling.
After months of busy marketing and frenetic work, I am now in a place where I can really focus on my WIP... the one I have been trying to get into for a few months now, but have had to keep pushing aside.
I had some time free yesterday and flapped about doing everything but getting stuck into my writing. I had lots of little jobs to get done... jobs that possibly could have waited, but I kept reasoning that if I could just get them out of the way first. Last night I had another chance to write and once again I filled the time with excuses. As I hopped into bed, I had to ask myself why... and here's the truth.
I haven't written anything in a really, long time. It took me three years to finalize The Time Spirit Trilogy and the next book that's due out - Forbidden Territory - was written before I even started the trilogy. Sure, we've done major edits on it, but it has been a REALLY long time since I sat down and started a project fresh and I'm worried I can't do it.
What if I've lost my touch?
What if this book totally sucks?
What if I can't pull it altogether?
What if I can't write a page turner?
The doubts seem to be endless.
Is that stupid?
Logically, I know I can. I just have to start, but procrastination keeps kicking my butt.
Do you ever feel this way?
What holds you back from writing?