I have spent a lot of time over the last few months trying to figure out which direction I want to head in my future. The truth is I have been a little depressed. I have had a hard time shaking it. I have not been blogging or writing very much.
I know enough about myself to understand I need to pull my head out. I made some plans and goals that didn’t quite work out the way I wanted them to. I got transferred to a new teaching postion a week before school started and while I rolled with it pretty good it gobsmacked my writing schedule. I love the new position but it has been a lot of work. I am creating everything as I go along.
As we head to the new year I decided it was time to really get my shit together and figure out which direction to take my writing and my life. The non-writing part was easy. I simply set a crazy goal and am now working towards it. I have decided I am going to run the LA Marathon in March. I have booked everything and paid all the non-refundable money. In other words, I went all in. My insanity knows no bounds.
As for writing. I need to finish the edit on Dragonroot and get it published. I have set April as my goal there. I also want to get my next book written by the end of this year. I am about half way through it so I think that is reasonable. I have also taken a new job. I am now the editor for the Bookworms (book reviews and book news) section of a new website NerdSpan.com. I have enjoyed my first few weeks on the job. Even more importantly is that keeps me writing and creative.
I am just not myself when I am not putting words to paper. I know this and yet sometimes I fall into these strange funks. I am hoping working at NerdSpan will keep my creative juices flowing. Force me not to go all turtle like and withdraw from my creative life. I am not going back to blogging everyday but I will be spending a lot more time here subjecting you to my world views. My way of punishing the world for failing at the Mayan Apocalypse and not making me a feudal lord.