Looks like I'm going to have to make myself scarce on-line, especially on the social media sites, if I plan to get anything productive done. Since I work best under pressure, and it's a blessing and a curse I'm my own boss, I've decided to set a deadline to accomplish all the writing-related tasks that I've been putting off including:
*Reformat and upload Fractured Facade to Kobo. Smashwords was taking too long to get into Kobo so I'm skipping the middle man. Hoping they move quickly on getting it back into the iTune store soon!
*Reformat and upload The Valentine's Day Curse to Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
*Reformat, design a book jacket, and upload Fractured Facade to Createspace so I will have a paperback version before Christmas. I plan to take some copies up to New York so I could shill them on the subway. Nah, only kidding about the subway...or am I?
*Create an outline for the novella I'm working on. Never used an outline before, but for this project I do believe I need one.
*Compile, edit, format, and upload a collection of poems that were written in the 70's & 80's.
If I complete the last two tasks I will then have covered four bases -- a novel, a short story, a novella and a poetry collection.
I've been totally unmotivated, due in no small part to lack of sleep, lack of energy, and a surplus of pain. Like Patti says, "Sometimes my spirit's empty, don't have the will to go on, I wish someone would send me energy." But I've got to pull myself out of this funk, stop looking for excuses to thwart my success, and get back my "Brooklyn." It's too easy being lazy...time to push back so I can set me free.