Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary by the shores of Gitchee Gummee…  

(From: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe and “The Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Sitting behind the computer at my desk by the double-hung window in my office which faces the East Bay, I ponder from time to time the whys and wherefores of forging ahead as an Indie author. Keeping up the momentum on a daily basis to fabricate, write, edit, and promote are taxing and time-consuming. All the while, expenses and expenditures exceed royalties.

The thought of lounging on the sofa, eating bonbons, crosses my mind. Surely, I jest!

More enticing alternatives which fit my lifestyle spring to mind, such as hiking for days on end, or taking a spin class on a regular basis.


As far ahead of me as that light at the end of the tunnel may be, I’m too far in to turn around. In the throes of writing chapter 25 of my WIP, I want to see this novel to “the end,” whenever and however.

In my current state of mind, there is no other alternative but to forge ahead with my writing career.

Proof of that, in real time:

My guest author spot on “Anything Goes” hosted by Bennet Pomerantz:


*When the parameters of your artistic endeavors bog you down, what other alternatives strike your fancy?

 Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/evapasco

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1270775.Eva_Pasco

Eva Pasco’s Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/evapasco

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