As mentioned previously, I’ve been away sick but am now almost completely back ‘on deck’, so to speak. This doesn’t mean my ‘mojo’ is back – in fact, I’m having trouble picking up the pen again.
However, this – I’ve come to realise – is not directly related to being sick. I’ve been procrastinating and ‘stuck’ since April. I have a 90% finished WIP – Guns of Perdition – which simply needs a tidy up to be ready, as well as a dozen started projects, but I can’t get into anything.
I suspect I know the reason why; it’s my fear over publishing GoP that’s got me stuck. I keep thinking (over-thinking) the same things… If I publish it, will it be good enough? Will people read it? If people read it, will they like it? If they do like it, I have to write book 2. What if I can’t finish book 2? What if I’m a 1 book wonder? What about the people who don’t like it? Will I get canned?
And so on…….
Did you all come up against this seemingly insurmountable road-block with your first book? How did you get past it? Did you get past it or are you in the same boat – unable to push that button and consequently just… stuck?
Help an anxious, over-thinking, INFJ out will ya?