Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was full of ups and downs. I went snowboarding (my first time)… talk about an exercise in patience. I fell. A lot. And getting up with a snowboard strapped to your feet is a feat in itself. But after some great instruction from my brother in law, a lot of work, and a ton of spills, I finally started to feel like I was getting it. Not getting it to the point of proficiency, mind you, but I was able to make it down one slope with no falls and I learned how to make turns and to slow myself down without the use of my posterior. The whole process took a lot of patience and a fair amount of bruises.
Do you feel a writing parallel coming? Good guess. Trying to get published is never easy- even if you’ve been published before, even if you have connections. Each project is a different challenge and unless you’re a big name author with a proven track record, you’ll be at the whims of sales people and a fickle market that is flooded with books trying to capitalize on the next big trend.
This weekend I also learned that the project I had going through proposal was passed on. So another bruise to add to the ones I picked up on the ski slopes. But I’m not dwelling on it. I’ve got other ideas and those deserve my full attention while I pack this one away in a mental trunk full of possibly useful things for another day. I’m already working on another writing project, as a matter of fact… and I’ll be hitting the slopes again for another day of snowboarding before winter’s end. Count on it.
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