Setbacks and Forward Thinking

Hey, hey, hey! Welcome to our new series, Setbacks and Forward Thinking.

As writers, many of us struggle occasionally (or frequently) with rejection, setbacks, and thoughts of what if I’m not cut out to be an author? Days like this can be dream-crushing. But fortunately, we are creative about finding ways to tame this particular savage beast and shove it back in its cage. This new series is going to be about what we do to shake off the challenges and what each of the Chicks plan for 2016.

So, here are my little tricks for boosting my spirits and setting my feet back on the ‘write’ track.

I listen to music that makes me want to move my feet or bang my head (Fall Out Boy is my current favorite band). Whether it’s dancing myself out of a dark mood or letting Dwayne Johnson do it for me, it usually works.

Chocolate chip cookies with ingredients

If music doesn’t do the trick I head to the kitchen to rattle the pots and pans. I bake, cook or barbecue. Not decimates a setback like taking a wire whisk or rolling pin to that bad boy and whipping or pounding the stuffing out of it.

When it gets really bad, I binge watch Bravo TV. In comparison to the trivialities of the lives of the Real Housewives or the Ladies of London my troubles seem paltry. Hand me the remote and a big bowl of popcorn and I start to feel better.




So, what’s in store for me in 2016?

I’m planning a new series and making a foray into the paranormal genre. I hope to have 9 books writing in the series, The Goddesses of Delphi and will indie-pub those within a short time frame. I’m thinking by April or May at the latest. Aggressive, I know, but I think I can pull it off. I’m also going to work on completing my Romancing The Vine Series and finding a traditional publisher for that work. Lots of great things in store for me writing-wise and I hope to squeeze a tropical vacation in there soon.

I’ll keep you posted!

Gemma Sig-1a

4 thoughts on “Setbacks and Forward Thinking

  1. Go get ’em, girlie! Thanks for the awesome look into how you fight setbacks and mental trappings. And just remember:
    “I can move mountains, I can work a miracle, work a miracle, woh-ho…”
    Love Fall Out Boy 😉 xoxo


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