Writer's Commitment 2017...
Last year multiple things happened that impacted my time in the studio! Okay, perhaps not the studio, but the writing lab. I became exasperated by the changes that were truly blessings. It's interesting how often we can pray for something then become disappointed that it didn't pan out the way we thought it would
Last year, I was busy with life. The new job that I had been praying for finally came. With it came more responsibility and much longer hours. Last year, I was blessed with two writing contracts to ghostwrite for new clients. With it came more dedication to someone else's projects, and less time for mine.
In the scheme of things both of these opportunities are wonderful blessings and good sources of income. However, I found myself frustrated more often than not, because these ventures were draining me of my time and creativity that was usually reserved for my own projects.
At the end of the year, I became fed up with never having time to do the one thing I'm most passionate about. Write! Yes, I was writing, but I wasn't writing what I wanted to write. I came to the conclusion that while I love more money, and greater opportunities, it's not everything. Living my dream is truly everything! Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for the blessings and they are a part of the dream, but they were consuming the original dream in its entirety.
That fed up state that I was living in became more than I could bear. I sat down, composed a plan and I am dedicated to sticking with that plan. It will give me the time that I need to attend to these other projects, while ensuring I have time to contribute to my first love...my books.
And even that will be placed into perspective, because I know if I'm not careful, that too will consume time meant for family. So, this year, you will see different things from me. I plan to re-release two books I had pulled from the shelf. I will release three projects that I've completed, AND I plan to release some short stories along the way. That's a challenge, as you know all of my novels have been 80k+. Not only will I make that change, but they will be in the romance genre.
For those of you who love the drama and the attitude that you find in my books, no need to worry. I'll still be working on my women's fiction, and bringing all the spice and attitude you've grown used to in my works. I hope you plan to stick around to see what I have in store. I plan to be more visible and available in 2017 than I was in 2016...God Almighty willing!
Well that's my annual #writerwednesday commitment for what you can expect from me in 2017. Let's do this, ladies!
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