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Looking Ahead While Leaning on Yesterday

5 Jan

003HAPPY 2016 TO YOU ALL

My goodness, where does the time go?  I know, I know, we all say that, but I swear, I blinked and 2015 flew by me.

Reflection: I started writing on HubPages four years ago.

Reflection: I started my freelance writing career four ½ years ago.

Reflection: I finished my first novel 4 ½ years ago.

How much more can I do?

QUOTE OF THE DAY

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Denis Waitley

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Isn’t that what all writers do, break out of their comfort zone?  Every single time we publish something we are basically sending it out to strangers asking for feedback and hoping to the gods that feedback is kind…..that in no way can be described as a comfortable activity.  And yet we do it, day in, day out, weeks, months and years.

But worse than that uncomfortable feeling is the feeling that no one out there cares about our writing, that we are spinning our wheels and making no impact at all….that our writing will be met with a huge, collective yawn.

And yet we keep moving forward……

WHERE I AM HEADED

I don’t do resolutions. I set realistic goals and then, come hell or high water, I achieve those goals.

This week, or next week at the latest, I’ll publish the next novel in the Shadow series, “Shadows Over Innocence.”  Glad to have that behind me and moving forward.  I’m going to price this one very low to reward all those who have loyally followed me.

And forward means a new printing of my first novel, “The 12/59 Shuttle From Yesterday to Today” and also making it into an ebook.   Forward also means a new novel and the first in a new ebook novella series (99 cents each) about Billy the Kid.

I’ll continue on HubPages because that’s where my home is and my friends are.  I’m going to try and publish three articles per week on HP but most likely it will only be two per week since my new outside job is taking up quite a bit of my time.  Hey, I just hit four years on HP…well whoopdidoo!

So that’s it for me.  I’ll stay busy.  I’ll have fun.

And I’ll thank the stars that I am a writer!

ONE FINAL NOTE

I recently started following a writer on HP by the name of Swalia.  She is from India and she has written at least ten articles about Vastu Tips….Vastu for Apartments…Vastu tips for newlyweds…that sort of thing.  Pretty unique idea and she is definitely the only writer I’ve known to take on that niche.

What do you do that is different?  How are you unique as a writer?

Just something to think about.

Bill

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”