I haven’t forgotten about the excerpts I said I would share or the changes I mentioned I’d make to the blog. It’s just that, lately, I’ve been going through an odd transition. There are a few things I’m uncertain about, and before I start making changes, I want to be sure which direction I’m headed in – which is not to say that I expect to have it all figured out any time soon (or ever, for that matter).
Thing is, I wrote a book, one I’m proud of having written, but one I’m not 100% sure about. I know doubt is normal, but I don’t like the way it feels, so before I start sharing any of the material, there are some changes I must make – either that, or I’ll opt instead to share something new. I’ll be sharing excerpts starting January. The only thing is I’m not sure whether it’ll be excerpts from the first novel I wrote (and now feel extremely unsure about) or the one I’ve been working on as of late. Life has a funny way of working itself out. Wouldn’t it be something if the second novel I write becomes my first published novel?
I read something lately I loved: “Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want.”
It’s easy to worry around this time of year. Something about the end of one year and the beginning of another has a way of highlighting what I’ve yet to accomplish, but I know better – especially after recent experiences – than to focus on what has yet to occur. The present, this present, is so beautiful, so much more beautiful than anything I could’ve imagined happening in just a month, that I refuse to miss out. I trust that with time my path will become clear, and I’ll be brave enough to share what I’ve written.
In the meantime, I’d like to know, what challenging projects have you been working on?