Setbacks and Forward Thinking – Sabine Priestley


I recently had reason to say “Without the lows, the highs wouldn’t mean much.” Whenever I find myself on the negative side of the proverbial sine wave of life I try and remember that. Sometimes it’s easier than others. Sometimes I just sit at the bottom and have myself a pity party. Table for one with whine and cheese.

Now is an interesting time to be writing this blog. I’m struggling with a new series and I do mean struggling. I’ve probably netted 2000 words in the last two weeks. That’s not me. I’m so flipping excited about the characters and the world but after hemorrhaging 45,000 words it’s come to a near halt.  I don’t know enough. Enough about the characters, the politics and the technology. It’s coming. One. Painful. Nugget. At. A. Time. I feel guilty when I don’t write. I hate guilt.

So here’s me in setback mode. I bought one of those popular coloring books for grown ups. Try another form of creativity, right? It’s been sitting on my desk for two weeks. Mocking me. Bastard. The beautiful colored pens that came with it are talking behind my back. I’ll show them. I’m going to take all the caps off and fling them around the house for the cats to play with.

This too shall pass. My mom always said that. Fine. Get on with it already. In the mean time, I’m working out like a crazy woman and not losing an ounce. I feel better though.

I have so much to be grateful for. I know that. I also have a new book out today. Liberation is the third book in my Alien Attachments series. Click. Buy. Rate. Make me happy.

Liberation Print Cover

Looking forward, I have a whole world to build and I know it’s going to be rich and multi layered and damned amazing. So there, coloring book.






Here’s to everyone having a KickAss year in 2016!


Sabine red

6 thoughts on “Setbacks and Forward Thinking – Sabine Priestley

  1. I love coloring books and have been using mine at least every other day. If nothing else, it shuts my mind off! I also love that you references sine waves in this post. ❤

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  2. “This too shall pass” is a phrase my wonderful, always-upbeat stepmom shared with me when I was pregnant with the oldest son, and it still sits on my desk front and center.
    Those WIP words will come, Sabine, and you’re right–this new series of yours is going to totally kick ass. Can’t WAIT to see what you come up with!

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  3. Great Post Sabine, thanks so much for sharing. I agree with Kyra. “This too shall pass”. I too am not a fan of the often uninvited guest that is the Guilt Fairy. Feel free to contract me as your Bouncer/Security/Doorperson…. I’d be happy to show them the exit. Keep at it.

    Cheeries xxx


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