When I signed my contract, I had around 500ish hits a month on this blog, 125 Twitter followers, and 0 adds on Goodreads.
Now, I have 3-5,000 hits a month on this blog, nearly 3,000 followers on Twitter, and just over 2,000 adds on Goodreads, all in less than 5 months. You could say GRAVITY has gotten attention.
But do you know what has stayed the same? The unease, the questions, etc. For a long time I felt lost, unable to control my future at all, then I realized something—something I think you should know.
We hold the power to our future, no one else, because we are the writers. And that’s the element through all of this you should focus on. The writing. Write the very best you can every time you sit down to write. Don’t worry about who just landed a top agent. Don’t worry about who just got a major deal. Don't worry about who your editor is focused on and why that isn't you. Instead of wasting time worrying, just write. And with each book, push yourself to write better, to develop better characters, and to come up with more compelling plot lines. If you do this, really do this, you will always stay in control. So choose: are you going to be a passenger on your journey or the driver?
Happy writing! =)