Monday, November 11, 2013

If you go on hiatus, you'd better have something to show for it...

I'm back, after 7 months.  Ouch.  Good thing I've been up to several things.

Christmas is just around the corner (or seems so for those of us who make and sell our own greeting cards!) but until it gets here, I still have time to work on my novel to participate in National Novel Writing Month, co-host a science podcast, and continue to draw non red and green things!

This may seem a tad unfocused to some of you.  If that's the case, I'd say you probably don't know me personally!  Sometimes the best way to operate is in all directions, and then who knows?  After a little while, you just may achieve greatness in multiple areas at once.

While I still sometimes feel I'm in the waiting period for this greatness, I do think I've experienced some small triumphs this year: one of my illustrations was published in an online newsletter and I've finished three quarters of my novel.  Not exactly fame and fortune, but better than where I was a year ago.

I guess what I'm saying is, for all of you out there who are striving for similar things, remember why you're doing it.  Not just for that brilliant, final end goal, but also for the journey.

Please comment and share your own successes.  I'd love to hear them.