I’m sure my regular readers will be happy to know that I am no longer overwhelmed.
It would seem that I do not YET have the following to do a pitchfest, as attempted last week. That’s okay. My ever-faithful non-writer friends and family were probably bored anyway. This week, the usual me is back.
Surprise party for Mom: check.
Halloween costumes appropriately sewed and decorated: check.
First collection of short stories written and sent to epublisher: check.
Latest draft of Kwizera revised, steeping and sent out to beta readers: check.
First story in new short story collection drafted: check.
Other stories plotted to at least some degree: check.
Thanksgiving menu planned: um…not yet.
Chanukah gifts purchased: some.
Okay, I can take normal breaths again.
It would be easy to call last week’s pitchfest a failure. But I will resist the temptation to wallow in my unknownness. The road to publication is long and winding – no surprise there. Along the way I pick up new ideas. Some work, some might work someday, some don’t. Along the way I pick up new friends. I hope we will stick by each other through the many bumps, dips, valleys and potholes.
If you’re a new follower – welcome! I hope you will learn something from my journey. And maybe you can teach me something, too.
To my old followers (hmm, I don’t really mean to call you old. Seasoned? Mature? Loyal?) – thanks for riding with me.