Menno Gazendam is author of Spin Bowling Project. Get your free 8 week spin bowling course here
As part of my course, I ask readers to send in their questions. Here is one problem I got from Ihsaan that many other bowlers experience:
"My biggest spin worry right now is how much I'm turning the ball, and the speed I'm bowling at. Occasionally I bowl too slow and fail to vary my pace. Any tips?"
If you have this issue, the first thing you need to worry about is the degree of spin you are getting. You cannot be a spin bowler if you do not turn it. Otherwise you are just a slow bowler.
And slow bowlers do not have a place in the game.
So, get that ball turning. The thing that is stopping you is that you are worried about your pace and getting the speed variation right. Your mind is on other things while you need to be focusing on turning the ball.
You need to throw your whole body into getting this ball to turn. From using the power of your wrists to grinding on the front foot when you pivot.
Your variation of pace will get there. Right now, you need to only focus on getting the ball turning.
I suspect most of your problems are related to the fact that you want to fix a bunch of things at the same time. This is not possible. Focus on one thing.
Get it spinning first - and do not worry about anything else - then your pace issue will also go away.