"You should write another book!"
That's all I've heard since I got even a tiny taste of success with my books.
"Sure," I say with a smile.
Like it's that simple!
It's not as if I haven't tried! I have ideas. I have even sat down at the computer with every intention of writing, but when my fingers hit the keys...nothing!
I have ideas. I have a bunch if them. On paper. On my iPad. On my phone. Everywhere there are ideas.
What isn't everywhere? The actual drive to write another book!
So, here's what it breaks down to. What happens when what used to be your escape from life's stresses becomes one of life's stresses?
The pressure associated with writing another book gets in my head and keeps me from writing. I have no idea how real authors manage to live to tell another tale. Seriously, how does James Patterson keep cranking them out? I swear he's got like a million books on the shelf. He even has time to make TV commercials telling us he's going to kill a character if we don't read his books! Where does he find the time and how does he deal with the pressure?
Perhaps the real authors like James Patterson don't feel pressure. Who knows? What I do know is that I really want to write another book for everyone (though no one as much as for my dad). I will keep trying, even if I have to sit down in front of the computer for hours just to get the inspiration!