A novel break

My publishing debut hit the world on Monday, September 10th with the release of my paranormal, Shadow Watcher. Now, as I sit and try not to look at my Amazon rankings or reviews (ok, I  cheated and looked), I’m trying to distract myself by doing real me stuff. I listen to music. Rock’s best. I go for a walk. Actually, I prefer running while I listen to rock. And I’ve been reading like crazy. I’m partial to paranormals since that’s what I write. But I also enjoy contemporary romances too.

What do other writers do to distract themselves during their book’s debut and what has the experience been like? I’d say mine was a roller coaster ride of exhilaration and nausea.


  1. Ashlyn! I haven’t found a way to distract myself yet. I feel the draw to write but I can’t focus. I’ve now been a published author for 13 days!

    I feel like a ROCK STAR…how about you?

  2. Whenever I’ve finished a project, I reward myself with a reading binge. I keep a pile next to my bed to tempt me while I’m working on the book and then when I’m done I’m allowed to read as much as I like. I also watch my favorite TV shows in one long marathon viewing, one episode after the other.

    Walking and hitting the gym are my favorite ways of distressing. I tend to need a lot of that while in the middle of a project.

    • Great idea Asa! A reading binge is a great motivator. That’s what I’m doing too. Read, read, read. Can’t wait to connect and catch up at ECWC.

  3. Not yet pubbed, so I can’t answer the question, but I do wonder if I’d feel the same “exhilaration and nausea” you feel!

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