To me, the definition is a bad patch among good times, when the good times keep you going.
I have been told I am in a slump-let me see-the only good month I had was June 2012, when Holding Richmond sold 7 copies in a weekend.
Since then, I keep trying to believe something will (!) turn around but it never did.
Chronicles-the award winner never sold after the award, and book 2 never sold.
With my record, if I was playing baseball I would struggle to get a place in a AAA's team at Minor League status-this isn't a slump, this is showing me that nobody cared about the books I wrote.