Now that the work is mostly done on the anthology (other than marketing), I’m having to change gears. I’m finding it a more difficult thing to do than I’d expected.
It’s not just moving past the anthology to the next project. It’s figuring out what that next project is. It’s determining just how much havoc the anthology caused to my plan for the year. Because it was completely unplanned and unexpected, I had to drop things I was working on.
Where do I pick up? Where do I start trying to get back on track?
I also have some major decisions to make about what method of publishing I want to pursue with some of my stories. Do I still want to pursue traditional publishing for some of them? Or do I want to self-publish all of them?
How do I market them? How do I build up an audience? A mailing list? What can I offer readers to sign up for my mailing list or visit my site?
How do get back in the right mindset to work on the projects I put aside?
These are some of the things I’m struggling with right now. It may take some time, but I will figure them out.