Back to work
The holidays are officially over and it’s back to work. Not that it’s a bad thing to work, but I find myself staring at my computer more than using it. This morning I went to my favorite coffee shop and wrote out goals and the reasons why I write. Last year was difficult on many levels and I want this coming year to be different. I want to have fun writing again. Not agonize over sales, reviews, marketing…all these issues that drain my creativity and siphon my energy.
This afternoon I had some disturbing medical news which made me pause for a moment. It puts things in perspective when your health is on the line. I’ve been healthy all my life so this took me by surprise. It’s something that I will be able to take care of in a doctor’s office. And, 98% chance that it’ll never recur again. That’s good news which is very good. But it made me realize I don’t want to waste another year doubting myself.
I am grateful to all of you, my readers, who support me by buying my books. I’m grateful to my publishers and editors who believe in my work. And, I’m grateful to my friends and family who support me in whatever I chose to do. Life is good.
So, it’s back to work for me. I have stories to write and books to get out. 2013 will be a good year.