Obviously, I've been out quite a while. I've taken a short hiatus on writing and also going in a different direction as well. So, my apologies to you readers. My recent work has been involving finishing my Civil War historical fiction novel as well as starting a new one. I just finished posting a new blurb and excerpt for "Enemy in the Ranks" on my website. Check it out when you can.
The new direction is not a real shocker since I love history and there is such a rich source of story ideas, but stopping my future fantasy works for now was the difficult choice. Which brings me to this unique topic I hope will plant a positive seed of thought.
Sometimes in life, your path is not going down the road you "expected". Regardless of your intentions, there may be other avenues waiting for you to prosper. Don't be so stubborn and pigheaded that you deny and ultimately crush a hidden opportunity because "it's not what I want to do!" *stomp, stomp, stomp*
I did the stomp, stomp thing. I'm good at writing fantasy, but in reviewing my works, I'm also good at historical fiction. What was neat was this unseen fact; something I would not have seen if I continued fussing. What fact? I'm a good writer, a published author. What the heck am I complaining about? I needed to back up, get off my high horse and redirect. In doing so, I will continue to write quality works, and help others in the process.
Making changes in life can prosper you beyond mere finances. It can open the doors to new friends, school/work opportunities, writing gigs, your future. Don't be afraid to make changes. We had a sermon in church once that said "in order to get to a new level, you must make a change." Picture an old country lane with deep ruts carved into the mud. A wagon stuck in the ruts will go the same way every time, unable to change direction. In order to change direction, the wagon must change position. Make sense?
I should do better in contributing more than I have in the last many months, so for that please forgive me. But take this lesson to heart, for writing and for life. I did, and I am better for it.