A Blogger’s Lament . . . or . . . Dealing with Disappointment

Okay, I’m not really lamenting (I just thought it was a catchy title)—but I am dealing with disappointment as a blogger/writer.  Sometimes, we need a brick wall to fall on top of us before reality clicks in.  In my case, it’s because I prefer to believe the best of people and, occasionally (sadly), they prove me wrong.

Short and sweet: I’ve been relying on someone to assist with a few projects.  The assurance was there; the product not.  Now, I have to get those ducks back in a row and I’m feeling a bit more than overwhelmed by it.

Maybe you’ve been there, too—dealing with disappointment?  It’s kind of like writer’s block, isn’t it?  You feel . . . stuck.

But then you realize that, yeah, while it does suck, you simply have to suck it up.  But don’t sweat it if you feel like having a little woe-is-me party (I’ve a had a few, LOL).  Have at it, my friends.  Then, move on.

Look at it this way.  Everything happens for a reason (there are no coincidences).  Forget what was and/or might have been.  Consider [and believe in] possibilities and opportunities.  As you explore alternatives, you just might: WedBlogUse2

  • make a [fantastic] new contact or three
  • discover the [new] outcome proves 10X better
  • have found [useful] additional sources/resources
  • expand your horizons and knowledge
  • realize that determination and conviction can overcome any hurt and disillusion.

It’s a given that there will be people and circumstances that disappoint.  It’s an absolute, however, that disappointment is merely a temporary setback.  It may maneuver you along a twisting path—sideward, rearward, roundward (my new word)—but that twisting route will ultimately lead to fulfillment and satisfaction.

You can be a half-glass-full or half-glass-empty person.  I’ve tended to be the latter for [way] too many years and [way] too many reasons.  Today, I declare that I’m a half-glass-full kinda gal . . . with a lovely, luscious Chardonnay.

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Author: tylerus

I'm primarily a writer of fiction and blog posts, and a sometimes editor and proofreader of books, manuals, and film/television scripts. Fact-checking and researching, organizing and coordinating are skills and joys (I enjoy playing detective and developing structure). My fiction audience: lovers of female-sleuth mysteries. My genres of preference: mysteries (needless to say), women’s fiction, informative and helpful “affirmative” non-fiction. So-o, here I am, staring up a new blog for aspiring and established e-Book writers. The plan: to share the (long) journey of getting to this stage, and share "learnings" and "teachings". There's a lot I hope to accomplish with this blog, but it may be a while before that happens as there's a lot on the ol' plate - taking care of Mom, working full-time, and attempting to get another book in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series written (never mind blog postings and other writing projects). It's very challenging and it's all good. As I like to say: teeny focused baby steps are just as effective as long forceful strides. It may take a little longer, but we will get there.

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