How To Remain Patient With Your Favourite Author Whilst They Are Writing Their Next Book #AmReading #Books #Author

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It is not easy waiting for your favourite author to bring out their next book.

After binge reading all their books, fangirling them by email and social media, all you can do is sit and wait for their next offering.

This agonising waiting period will involve some serious finger drumming, a lot of social media stalking and you forcing yourself to enjoy other books (written by other authors – gasp!).

You will find yourself saying things like “how long does it take to write a book eh?” and “what is she / he doing…seriously it has been MONTHS!” 

And then that empty feeling inside you sets in. It is going to be a long and cruel wait.

Your literary pain will intensify when your favourite author sends you a newsletter with either a small taster of their next book. For noting: their next book will sound AMAZING and may even leave you gasping. Or they let you know that they will have some important news on their book very soon – can someone actually define this time period?

I get that these newsletters are an important marketing tool, but they can be torturous to an author’s biggest fan.

Here is how to have patience during this challenging time:

  1. Have faith in them and their book writing abilities. They will deliver on that next book!
  2. Don’t believe everything you read on social media. Just because their Twitter feed gives you the impression they are enjoying themselves / not writing their next book, it probably isn’t true. They will be beavering away behind the scenes…on that relaxing beach holiday! Sigh.
  3. Focus on that special day in the future when their next book is launched. All your literary pain and suffering will go away in an instant as you log onto Amazon and see their next book twinkling at you.
  4. A regular tweet or two might not be a bad idea. It lets them know their reading fans are getting eager for their book and might encourage them to get a wriggle on!  Add some appropriate hashtags like #hurryup and #getoffthatsunloungerandwrite
  5. Writing a book is hard so go easy on your favourite author. You only have to look at the tweets on Twitter under the #Writer hashtag to get an indication of how hard it is.
  6. It’s tough being an author these days. Have some sympathy and try to picture them tearing themselves away from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Netflix to write their next book.
  7. Don’t think about stuff like whether or not their next book will be the last in the series or whether this next book will need a sequel. These things will just make your  book misery worse.
  8. Try not to dwell on things like which characters will die in the next book and which characters will start a steamy romance. All will be revealed in due course.
  9. Put as much pressure as you can on your book club for getting your fav author’s book read. This will give you a wonderful opportunity to read their book again. Let’s hope none of your fellow book club members disagree with you on the quality of your fav author’s book.
  10. Hunt out fan fiction if available or write some yourself!  Rewrite those romance scenes that didn’t live up to your expectations or those fight scenes where the wrong character died. All of this will keep your literary love alive.
  11. Reassure yourself with the following – your favourite author is taking their time to write you an amazing and brilliant book. Good things come to those who wait!

Take it easy and be patient!

Have a great day!

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

26 thoughts on “How To Remain Patient With Your Favourite Author Whilst They Are Writing Their Next Book #AmReading #Books #Author

      1. I know the feeling Lucy, I thought I’d be out there this year, 2017 we both will be, mine romance of a kind too, I’ve gone full circle played around a bit and gone back to where I started!

      1. 😀 😀 😀
        I like it a lot! You’ll be pleased to hear I think I’ve sorted out the structure thingy, so I’m hoping it might be done by Christmas… (to beta read)

      2. Seriously? Well, hopefully I won’t keep you waiting too much longer, just need to tidy things up and add a couple of scenes. You’re the best, by the way xx

      1. What do you mean [INSERT NAME] needs to eat and sleep? I have NEEDS Mr Agent/Author’s Representative!!!

        Okay, so there might be one…. or two… restraining orders. But, like, only because I’m passionate! And it’s their fault really, for making me care. 😉

  1. Funny!!!! One of my favourite writers actually has a note in the back of her book saying that she does appreciate being asked about her next books but can only write them so fast…!!! One thing I find hard is when readers ask for the sequel I have no intention of writing. I feel as if I ought to write it. With one book, The House of York, I actually planned and started it, but then realised I didn’t want to write it enough to do so!!!

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