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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Feeling Rather Uninspired

   With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, I'm feeling the pressure to get new products out, and fast. And for once money for supplies isn't the problem. Instead, it's what the hell to make. I'm getting plenty of views for "fox" searches, which is wonderful, and my fox in a jar has been selling very well (news: only a few left!), which makes me think that something fox-based would be a great start, but I have no idea where to go with it, and that makes me think that it's time to be original. I've not made anything truly original for some time now, I'm just repeating my same old products.

   The uninspired can also be said for my writing. I can't help feeling that, since I've completed something and started mailing it out, I've lost my enthusiasm to write anything new. The new story I'm working on could turn out to be great, but I'm just not that excited about it, which makes it difficult to just sit down and write it. So I'm casually chewing over some ideas I had a while ago while I attempt to plod along with it (I'm only at Chapter 3, so the further into the story I get, the more likely I am to get entranced by it again and be able to think of nothing but), and all I can do is hope for the best. I had a thought to mix 2 different genres together and see what I manage to come up with, but when I sat down with the idea last night it looks like it's going to take a lot more work. There's also a fair chance that the book will be less attractive because it'll be too "different", but, as I always say with such things, you'll never know unless you try.

   I'm hoping inspiration will hit me like a bolt of lightning (like one, not an actual one) and by the middle of next week, I'll have some new products ready to go. I'm putting a lot of thought into the 23rd to 26th this year, and I hope it pays off, but it always seems like there's more that I can do. Too many birthdays fall just after Christmas, so I have a lot to keep in mind where finances are involved.

   What are you fretting about right now?




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