Struggling, but I see a light

Maybe I should change my tag line from “Author looking for her place between romance and suspense” to “Woman looking for her place between life and writing”.

I have been struggling (for years, actually) to make time to write, or more accurately, revise this book.  Revising seems to take a lot more energy, focus and time than the original writing.

To tell the truth, I’m terrified to start a new book.  Maybe that’s why finishing this one is taking so dang long.  I’m scared of learning that I really don’t know what I’m doing, even though I claim that I’m learning so much.  Learning is failing, though.  I know this.

But recently I discovered Lisa Cron and her books, Wired for Story and Story Genius.

One word:  TRANSFORMATIVE

She spoke to my writing soul and it made sense and it stuck and it got me un-stuck!  I have made more progress in the past few weeks than I have in the past few years.  Glory Hallelujah!

 

Potential

The spammers think my site has the potential to become very popular.   And I seem to have a bunch of new Russian friends.

The “Which Career Is Right For You?” test thinks I have the potential to become a great Quality Assurance professional.

My mom used to tell me to not waste my potential.

Well, sorry, mom. Based on the amount of time since my last post, I think I failed you.

BUT….

It’s November and I am already thinking about my 2018 resolutions.  And guess what one of them is?

Yep.  More engagement – with people and with potential readers (assuming I ever finish the book! – but that’s a topic for another post).

So, expect to see me here more.  Not that anyone’s looking.  Except the spammers and the Russians.  Yeehaw!