This month I had two books release. Having two books out in one month seriously almost made me crazy. LOL ... Wait. I shouldn't laugh. Book launches are hard. And I was tired. My mom's in transitional care after being deemed too weak to have the heart surgery she needs. And I have a book due 12/1.
But amid the noise of everything that needs to be done...too much...and my worries...too serious for me to breathe some minutes...I heard that still small voice that said, Susan, do you know how lucky you are?
Lucky? I'm so busy and so stressed I barely get two minutes to myself. There isn't time to realize how lucky I am to have talent, to get to do what I love to do, to see my name on book covers and to get letters from readers who say my stories are magnificent...
Maybe I am lucky?
Actually, when I stop long enough to think all this through, I KNOW I'm lucky.
So this week rather than give you a tip or a tool to make your writing smoother or easier, I'm going to suggest you walk to a mirror, look yourself in the eye and remind yourself that you are lucky.
I don't care if you've just been rejected.
I don't care if your last book didn't sell and/or all of your ##s are dismal.
If you have the talent to tell a good story, and you have a computer and can steal a few hours a week to whisk yourself away to another world...
You are lucky. You are blessed.