In the last two years I’ve submitted to at least 20 agents, written four novels and at least forty short stories.
Of those novels, one is out with agents currently.
I’m writing another and will complete the first draft by the end of the year.
These last couple of weeks I’ve thought about the last two years and what I’ve done.
Have I loved? Have I taken risks? Have I done things I wouldn’t normally do?
It’s a yes to all of that.
I know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I’ll be spending it with my wife and kids.
What I won’t be doing is trying to recover or make up for things I did prior to those two years.
Yes I made mistakes but as I said the other day, I have to move forward.
That forward thinking has led me to great places in my writing. Rewarding places in my life and I won’t let a day go by without working to get better at my craft.
I’ve had to eliminate things lately but with those things gone I have better focus.
Moving forward is not about forgetting, it’s about being who I am for me.
Enjoy your holiday and don’t let a day go by without being thankful for what you have, who cares about you, and trying to secure your goals.
Move forward son, move forward.