Whew! I took a little semi-vacation—”semi” because I didn’t actually go anywhere—to recharge the batteries, and to refresh my attitude, perspective and motivation. ‘Tis good to reload from time to time, particularly given the workload I’m facing over the next few months.
I’ll confess that I was feeling a little overwhelmed:
1) Polish my own manuscript, one last time, to a fine sheen. Work with a reviewer on that, who helps me see the full forest through all of my trees.
2) Complete a full line and content edit for 2 Evolved Publishing team members.
3) Complete a final review and polish for 1 other Evolved Publishing team member.
4) Continue to build-out Evolved Publishing, complete with website, new members, contract development, full business and marketing plan, etc.
Yep, that’s a bunch of work to cram into the next few months. What drives me is what awaits me—I should say “us”—on the other side of all that work. It’s downright exciting.
Oh sure, a little of that trepidation and uncertainty remain, as happens with any new venture, even after my “vacation.” Yet the only way to defeat that, I think, is to follow the sage advice of Larry the Cable Guy: “Git’r done!”
Allrightythen! Time to get to work.
‘Til next time, and as always, remember: To write well, you must work hard. To succeed in this tough gig, you mustn’t be lazy (or discouraged).