Isn’t Life Strange?

I’d like to take a moment to thank friends and family who responded to yesterday’s post. Outreach and networking are indeed worth their singular and combined weight in gold. I have found what looks to be an incredibly accomplished group of book editors (thanks to my brother David’s efforts) and I intend to call and interview a few of them to see which are a match (that is when I decide upon the direction this journey is actually taking me in). Some of these experienced individuals also have ties to agents and/or publishers.

It’s good to take a breath or two and not feel as stressed as I did days ago – when I was subtly and perhaps subversively being pushed into a decision I was not ready to make. By slowing the process down, I have the time and wherewithal to do needed research and have further discussions about the field into which I am embarking and to which I am a novice. 

It is more important to me to produce a good product than to produce a quick one, although I must admit the thought of my book being sold on Amazon is pretty seductive. 

I am pulling myself away from the intoxication of immediate gratification and into the less intoxicating arena of hard work. Not that I haven’t already worked hard, I have, but I’m not done. Doing this properly will get me to the same place ultimately – a published book – but quick and thorough are not necessarily equivalent.

I feel strongly (viscerally) that this is the path to follow, and I’m thankful for the hiccup in plans and unhappy day it took to bring me here. Namaste.

About wendykarasin

I am complicated and seeking - joy and sorrow, country and city, competition and cooperation. After behavior of a gregarious nature, I require down time to refuel. My loves are children, family, friends, reading, writing, blogging, fitness, and health. I feel most alive when I stay true to my core values. Beauty makes me happy, pain helps me grow.
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One Response to Isn’t Life Strange?

  1. wendy karasin says:

    Thanks Alynnea!

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