Publication Process: Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is a weird animal. Some of us are plagued by it on and off, other people never suffer it.

For me, I would have to say that I don’t suffer Writer’s Block. What I do suffer is Writer’s Indecision.

Currently, I have a lot of things I could work on. I could look at Book 1 and do some corrections based on my research on the trip. I could start editing Book 2. But both of those might be wasted effort, depending on what my editor wants, so I’m hesitant to do either of those.

I could work on my Russian Novella, the circus story, or stroke a couple of my back stories….but I’m not ‘feeling’ those right now.

What do I feel like working on? Well, I really want to work on Devil in the Details. But seriously, I’ve got two books to turn in to Random Penguin first, and a third to write, before anyone would want to look at the series about Grandfather’s Children. But I spent some time looking at the first draft of DitD yesterday anyway. (Since my head is full of mucus, I’m not getting much else done.) I even considered whether I could break DitD up into three novellas and put it up on Amazon instead of just hanging on to it interminably….

But that’s often the problem for writers.

It’s not that we don’t have anything to write. Instead, we have too many choices, and it’s hard to know where to invest our time…

Does it work that way for you? (Or am I just weird?)

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