The problem with suffering from anxiety is everything seems to go tar-slow at times. I am waiting for work to be finished at my printer's end and have hit the expected delays caused by Easter. Totally expected but enough to send my anxiety into overdrive. I am still making small changes to the site and have a big overhaul of www.esskayebooks.com planned too but my mind is screaming "You should be..."
The list of jobs I invent is endless and the delays make it appear nothing is happening. Trust me, it is...
So it's April Fools Day but I am finding very little to laugh at. Due to technical issues (largely not my fault) the book and store will be launching late. Annoying but not insurmountable. On the more positive side, I've started planning the first of the 120 short stories and the rules dictating their creation.
So... my printers have had a technical issue. They have fixed it but my deadline is getting very close and I can worry about anything lol
When I started writing I didn't realise I would also need to be an editor, proof-reader, web designer, accountant, marketer, etc, etc...
Moving from being a self-published author to an independent publishing house has taken so much time I no longer consider myself a writer at times. That will change with the beginning of a new project. I have a book with 120 story prompts and the genre they should be written in...
So, that's 120 dark short stories from me! I'll leave the romantic fiction to those who know how to write it.
I find myself stymied again and unable to launch the site until my book is finalised with the printer. Not long now, though. The next major change will be the removal of the blocks to the store and I will be live! Exciting times )
My plans were rudely interrupted by some terrible family news. The harder I try, the more the Universe tries to hurt me and mine it would seem.
Work is continuing - this time of the Store section of the site. Work is going slowly because my MS is reacting against my new schedule, Hopefully in a few days IO will have reset to working through the day. As always the site is far from finished but thanks for stopping by :)
Work is continuing with the site. Most of the tasks being completed are the necessary thing to keep Googlebot happy and make the site discoverable on search engines (when it has some actual content lol!)
I am slowed at the moment by two things. The first is the work on 'Scare Me' - which should be largely invisible once completed. The next is the sensory loss in my hands which is making typing an absolute nightmare.
Still... onward and upward!
As I write this the site is in pieces and struggling to be functional.
Which is fitting, as I am too.
My mother's funeral took place today and she deserved a much better send off. Covid19 restrictions meant her farewell was severely impacted but we managed the best we could.
The service was Humanist and fitting, no mention of deities as she would have wanted and three of favourite tunes to see her off ('Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC, Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix, and Kashmir by Led Zepplin).
M. Leon Smith