Today began like any other day. I woke up, had breakfast with my toy poodle (my child) and then moved onto watching the Food Network. After wasting a bit of time learning how to properly prepare pasta I got onto my computer to spend time searching for jobs. Here in Southern California that is a daunting task that strikes fear and disappointment in the hearts of many job seekers. After coming up dry in the job hunt, I began to surf the infinite web of possibilities. I read a few author blogs and twitter updates and realized it’s only 1pm. I have a full day ahead of me to write. At least by doing so I am working towards my goal and future paycheck.
Then it hit me…what do I write? I sat and thought about it and realized I have an incredible amount of writing projects going on all at the same time and each one is being neglected by the other. I have “Violet” which hopefully you’ve read and enjoyed the first installment of. I have a non-fiction book that is part of a series of 4 that needs MAJOR attention. Then there is a YA book that is 100 pages strong and now sits waiting. Oh and lets not forget the new projects people are bringing to mind and asking for. Please don’t get me wrong, this is by far not a burden, but definitely a bit overwhelming. I have decided and all of you out there are witnesses…I am going to dedicate much more time to my writing. It’s where my heart is and it deserves more attention. Due to things that came up in life my writing unfortunately took a backseat. Those life interruptions are still present and my writing continues to suffer as I wait for the interruptions to fade away. Well you know what? I realized life is one big interruption. There will always be something or someone that needs your time. It’s inevitable. I can’t keep waiting for things to change, I have to change things now. It might take a few stumbled tries to make this work, but it’s going to. I just have to figure out where to begin. lol. Oh isn’t it great to have choices? That’s the question of this blog for all of you out there.
What choices are in front of you right now and can you find a way to be thankful for the choices you have been presented?