I remember thinking that everything would be awesome after I signed a book contract. Self-doubt would fade. Writer’s block would vanish. No more contests or trying to get noticed. Right?

Au Contraire.

I almost long for a good contest to enter now. But I can’t. I’m in limbo.

I’m not published yet, but I’m contracted so technically I’m not unpublished either.


Some might say, “Oh, this is the time you build your social media platform.” That’s true to an extent. But more and more articles are coming out that say successful authors have one thing in common.

They write.

A lot.

Time spent on social media takes away from time spent writing. Spending time writing three novels a year is far more productive then having a social media presence everywhere the sun shines.

Much of the advice from successful agents and writers says to pick one area of social media to invest in regularly and then write amazing stories with the rest of your time.

Doesn’t sound much different than it was before having a contract does it?

Bye bye limbo and hello keyboard. You should do the same!

About Will Ramirez

Will Ramirez grew up with a love for God's Word and fantastical worlds. The first passion led him to pastor Calvary Chapel Lighthouse for the the last 17 years. The second led him to create the world of Adme, the setting for his coming debut novel, an epic fantasy titled Soul Yearning. He lives in Central Florida with his bride of seventeen years and their four children. Since 2010, he's been a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and serves on the leadership team of Word Weavers of Orlando. He is currently working on the second book of the Godslayer series as well as The Unspoken, book one of a dark fantasy trilogy. In the land of Adme, powerful beings rule as deities and compete with one another for followers. But when a young priest is revealed as the prophesied godslayer, the pantheon unites to destroy him.

2 comments on “Limbo

  1. Reblogged this on Tales of the Undying Singer and commented:
    The trouble is I need about ten clones to write everything my one head comes up with. 😉

  2. Exactly!

    “Just keep writing, just keep writing…” (sung with the voice of Dory, from the animated movie “Finding Nemo”)

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