What Happened – Writing is the Easy Part – So I Thought

Issue #56
Blog #18-2017
Section: From the Author’s Desk
Blogger: Joseph Clay


What’s up friends? I have a couple of reasons for asking.

The first, I want to know and the second, I have no idea what is up with me. So I’m hoping someone knows what is going on.

I feel like I’m running in a hundred different directions and not getting nothing done at all. Most of the time my writing keeps me half way sane, but lately it’s driving me crazy as the characters from The Bet are taunting me almost daily.

I’m beginning to think that maybe I have taken on too much, maybe I should focus on writing and drop the Publishing Company, restarting it up later. The people who are running it or not as capable as they said they were. I’m spending way to much time doing things for ThunderHorse Publishing that they said they could handle.

ThunderHorse Publishing was started to help independent authors have a voice and take away some of the many hats that they had to wear. Those hats are explained in From the Desk of Joseph Clay – Author: A Glimpse into the Glamorous Life of an Independent Author

Yet on the other hand I’m still not over the awful manuscript review I received on Rise from the Ruins. From the Desk of Joseph Clay – Author: To Shred or not to Shred is the blog explaining that mess, its worth reading as it contains a plot graph.

Then I remember back to first bled all over manuscript when I first started writing.  From the Desk of Joseph Clay – Author: Numbers to Words: My Journey from Engineering to Writing will explain that manuscript along with how and why I got into writing in the first place.

Maybe writing is not as easy I thought as was. Been at it since 2013 and have only published two books in the last four years, and one of those I’m about to rewrite for the third time.

Add in the fact I’m making very little money at it, it makes one think that maybe I should focus on the publishing company.

I guess over the next few months I need to do some soul-searching and figure where my passion is.

I love to write, but writing novels has become a chore and I don’t look forward to it all.

I think the best thing to do is maybe walk away from it all, take a vacations and do that soul-searching I mentioned earlier.

In closing I would like to thank all of y’all for you support.

Till later,


One comment

  1. Really like Joe’s three strange writing tips to keep you sane–Plus good photo of your editor.

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