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New Mindset -- Write and Enjoy the Process

I'm tired.

I'm tired all the work required of authors these days -- work that we authors have put on ourselves.

I'm tired of chasing the readers, the sales ranks, the reviews, the bloggers, the release schedule. Tired of trying to figure out which ads are the cool ads to buy and which ones don't work anymore. Tired of fighting algorithms I can't control. Tired of the competition.

Because that is what it is, you know. Competition.

We authors are competing and killing ourselves in the process. We are mentally and physically exhausting ourselves. Burning ourselves out trying to make numerous deadlines a year because someone, somewhere (probably a retailer) told us that we need X number of releases in a year. That we need a release every X number of months. Threatening us with losing our ranks in the vast book world online if we don't.

And to whose bottom line? The retailer.

And to whose health detriment--mental and physical? Ours.

After several years of chasing th…