My current insecurity revolves around direction. I have written and self-published eight adult works. This is my first young adult release, and I'm very excited to continue working on this series, but I often get anxious and stressed about whether I'm expending my energy in the right place. Should I be focusing solely on adult? Or maybe solely on young adult? I've planned to keep writing for both audiences, but can I do it? Can I keep up with a full time job, a family, and basically two writing gigs?
Completely exasperated with myself, I told my husband, "I need someone to manage me!" But hey, it was me who decided to give up the submission game and do this on my own. So I guess it's time to just pull it together. I know all this worry is just my own insecurity and ability to stress myself out about stuff that really doesn't matter. All that matters is that I keep improving, keep writing and keep putting it out there. But I worry nonetheless.
Are any of you self-published? Do you worry about the same thing? How do you choose a direction for yourself? Do you have a rigid gameplan, or do you tend to wing it?