Wednesday, May 6, 2015

#IWSG for May: Decisions

Once again, it's time for my monthly IWSG post. February was a short month so March truly arrived early. Then April was taken over with the April A to Z Challenge. Now it's suddenly May!

The theme for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group is DECISIONS. Making decisions on writing, balancing time to write with spending time enjoying my new life, what to do - what to do?!?

If you've followed by blog for any length of time, other than just joining me for the April A to Z Challenge, you know that this past two years have been tough for me when it comes to writing. I don't need to go into details, suffice it to say, balance has been an issue.

Even though I promote my books on various outlets, sales have continued to slump with May starting out on a very low note. I normally sell one or two books on the first day of the month and continue with an average of one per day. This month, I sold nothing until the 4th...and that one book is all.

I know many are waiting for book three in my mystery series but I am finding it harder and harder to motivate myself to write it. The story is there, waiting to be told. It's just me.... Since I am retired, writing has always been for the enjoyment, both for me and my readers. This hump has me stumped....

What do you do when you're in a slump? Have you ever considered quitting writing and just sitting back to enjoy life?


  1. Even if you're not doing it for money, it can be disappointing when your work is ignored.

    God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things

  2. I hop around a lot, from book 2 to 3.5 to 4 to 3 to side story that isn't in any of the books. My motivation to write is there, it's just usually not focused on what I should be writing...

  3. I'm actually feeling much better today. My middle-school short story is unwinding and I'm having fun writing it. :)

  4. ...but we keep plugging along. I feel better today. Phew!

  5. I have a hard time skipping around....maybe I should try it again. ;)


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