Saturday, December 22, 2012

Rantings of a Frustrated Writer...

You don't have to read this. I'm just rambling on about nonsensical baloney. In fact, if I make any sense during any of this, it is purely accidental and coincidence. 

So, the most frustrating thing about writing a book? All the little steps that everyone seems to conveniently forget to mention when they tell you all about their fantabulicious experience with self-publishing. Don't get me wrong, it's still the bomb diggity. But make an adjustment. Save. Upload. Wait ten minutes. Review. Find new minor mistake. Repeat. This gets really old after the first seven times. Now imagine doing that over the course of a month. My head is about to explode. I'm so sick of the upload->wait->proof->find problem->edit->upload....yeah, it's a helluva lot better than uploading anything but a perfect manuscript, but damn. This sucks.

It also puts me in a relatively sour mood. I swear I have been overly critical, overly moody, and overly sensitive to everything and everyone lately. I was watching the news today, and they were talking about the snow up in the northern states, and for whatever reason, I started crying. Just teared up and let it loose. Then they showed a commercial about...hell, I don't even remember now, but it was stupid, and I cried over that too!! Not to mention I've been snapping at my husband and finding zero pleasure in anything I normally do lately. Maybe I really am bipolar, but I'm blaming editing.

Oh, my file finally uploaded. I'm off to proof it again, hopefully for the final time. Wish me luck!!


  1. Ahhh Girl, So sorry you are having a time of it. I know it doesn't make it all better but this is the process babe. In the end, you're going to have an awesome book, ANOTHER published book under your belt. And you know get to begin the process all over again. LOL And I'll find yourself right back in this same spot sooner than you know. It's the wheel of writing. But take pleasure in knowing you've made it even further than writing a book. you are now no longer a one hit wonder. You've got two books done!!! Squuueeeeaaaalllll! (I know you wanna!)

    1. Haha, I'm totally over it now, except for the part of me that is sleep deprived! I didn't make it to bed till 6am, and at the time of writing this, I had already been going for 13 hours straight...whew! Glad that's over for a couple months. :D I'm so completely excited now that I keep checking my email (even though I know my phone will alert me when I get a new message) just to make sure, because I wanna get it available as quick as I can! Thanks for the kick in the bum, I need it sometimes!! :D