Though the plan isn't in any particular order, the first thing that came to my mind when I thought about my future in the writing business was this:
I will let go of my need for worldly rewards.
This, I think, is one of the most important steps for me. Here are my thoughts on how to achieve that.
I will only check book sales on the last day of each month.
I will not ask for reviews, award nominations, or popularity votes.
I will not post "brag" posts about my books.
I will not look at any rankings of any kind.
I will not read reviews.
I will do only minimal marketing, such as maintaining my social networks, blogging, and taking advantage of opportunities that come my way.
Yes, I basically decided to stop marketing my books. I'm afraid that's just shooting myself in the foot, but I feel it is necessary, at least for now, if I am to regain any joy in writing. So. We'll see how this goes.