Now when I say Embrace Lazy Days, I mean to do so in moderation. You can’t have lazy days every day and expect to get anything done. For me, I need to have at least one lazy day a week or even one every couple of days. Sometimes I need more than one day. You may have noticed the lack of Promo Storm posts. There are couple of reasons why I stopped. You all are probably so tired of my excuses, but I still feel the need to explain.
I realized that a lot of the topics I was going to discuss were hard to explain without you having the book. Also publishing, specifically self-publishing, takes a lot of your energy and brain power, more than I expected. Even my power reserves are tapped out. You guys, I am tired! In hindsight, I should have known better. Publishing takes your full attention. I should have made sure every thing was taken care of first before trying to have a Promo Storm every day as well. There has just been so much going on and I really needed a break. Though it’s been tiring, I’ve learned A LOT about the publishing process and now I am definitely prepared for my next book. I also know a better way to format a promo storm if I decide to do it again. Even though I’ve made a lot of mistakes and there have been more than a few gaffes, it’s all taught me what I need to do for the future.
And now we’re back to the title. Embracing the lazy days. There have been times in this process when I’ve gotten overwhelmed and really tired, so I’ve had to take a step back and just embrace the lazy days. Most times you need to push through the laziness or tiredness to get the words on the paper, but other times you really need to rest. If you’re not careful, the tiredness will be apparent in your work and you’ve forced yourself to write something that’s not so good. So, if you’re feeling a little lazy, it’s okay. Take a day off. Just don’t break forever. There’s work to be done.
From the #1 Rule-breaker,
P.S. I am officially done with my lazy days, but there will probably not be any more posts until we get closer to the release date and party on November 14th. I’m in the midst of planning now and will be sending you updates as we get closer to the date. I hope you all are still excited and ready for this book to come out. I can’t wait! 16 more days!!! :-)