Authors, especially those with day jobs, are extremely busy people. I’ve not had time to update my blog for several months due to author events and well…life. My husband, Paul, who is also a talented author, and I have been to a variety of events in the last six months and are scheduling a plethora of events for the rest of the year.
Writing does have a progression or method to it, but it may not be one work at a time. Currently I have several ideas in various stages. Between the author events, day job, writing in my blog, and life, it can be difficult to find time to work on these different ideas, but it is something authors have to do. The ideas, research, writing, editing, marketing, etc. takes effort, belief in yourself, and perseverance.
So when you think about becoming an author or when you talk to one, know that it is not just writing down a story and putting it into printed form, There is so much that goes into publishing a story. It is not easy, but it is rewarding. So hug an author, ask them about their process, schedule them to speak at your event, buy their books, and write reviews for them. The need your support.