There may come a time, or several times, in an author's life where they become overwhelmed with all the work they have to do. Work that often produces no results. I had that moment last week which opened me for a negative thought assault. Followed by the "I don't feel like it" and the "Why am I doing this?" bomb. This is where photography comes in. I went to the park to take pictures and returned home ready, and willing, to tackle my next project. Nature is not only inspiring, it's calming, energizing.
It's all right to question why you published your book(s) in the first place. Just don't build a home in that hole.
"Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. "Jack Ma
"The reason most people never achieve their dreams is because they simply give up. Life was never meant to be easy – its a constant struggle, with extreme lows and extreme highs. Remember that the times when its most important to persevere are the times that you will be most tested."- Unknown
"Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer." – Ray Bradbury
"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand." —George Orwell
"People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but it isn’t like that. You sit in back of the typewriter and you work, and that’s all there is to it." – Harlan Ellison
"There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be."—Doris Lessing