Pat on the Back or Kick in the Butt ?

It’s been two years since the debut of The Writer’s Grab-Bag.  As such, I felt a need to acknowledge its “anniversary”.  The hopes/dreams/objectives I’d had at the onset—and planned to implement after a few months—haven’t [yet] been realized.  That said, though, I have managed to write two weekly posts, review the odd book, and help with the occasional (behind-the-scenes) proofing.

I haven’t accomplished all I’d intended to—like get a “new look”, establish revenue-generating ads, and include affiliate links—but I’ve been consistent and as committed as I can be, given current circumstances.  Do I pat myself on the back?  Or kick myself in the butt?  <LOL>  Maybe both.  WPpat1

It’s all good.  Sometimes, life throws a few curveballs and plans/intentions simply cannot come to fruition.  Does that mean we give up?  Curse the poor wee laptop?  Whine and/or complain to the Big Guy?  Say “<bleep> that’s life <bleep>?  Sometimes ya win, sometimes ya lose.

But do we really lose?  Are we truly defeated or beaten?  Isn’t not winning part of the process, the evolution of life and living?  Isn’t it all about learning?  Growing?  Aspiring?  As the incredibly impatient person I am—who sometimes feels like plowing her head into a nearby wall (feels like, I emphasize)—I will be the first to scream/shout/yell “waiting sucks—big time!” . . . because it can and does.

But waiting also provides an opportunity to gather data, insight and support, and boost perception, comprehension and appreciation.  The process of waiting can be construed from two opposing viewpoints: as an annoying delay or the anticipation of something exciting to come.

Waiting is a temporary postponement, not a permanent pause or ending.  It’s all how you view life and goals—the proverbial half glass empty versus the half glass full.  So I’m not yet where I’d hoped or planned to be.  The optimum word is yet . . . thus far, until now, hitherto.

Here’s looking to a future that may prove totally amazing . . . before long, shortly, soon, forthwith.

Don’t you love surprises?

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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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