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As I travel through the blogosphere, on more than one occasion a blogger pal is apologizing for cutting down their time to work on their various projects. I, myself have limited my time blogging over the past three years I've had my blog. But lately it was an accident that have kept me from all of you. Thankfully I am well enough to type at normal speed. But time will always be an issue for all of us.
I've given a great deal of thought to this. Time has amazing power. What one does with it can be crucial to their lives. But, as we all know TIME is a double edged sword. It limits us. We have deadlines to meet, families to take care of, bills to pay ... Harnessing this fleeting moment to accomplish what we need and desire is not for the faint of heart. And what do we do? Add more to our already packed schedules.
I learned a great deal from my forced down time. I learned there really is no control over it. So why fight it or feel anxious about it? WHY drive ourselves crazy plotting unrealistic goals that we know we can't possibly manage? Why do we stress over it?
The answer is quite simple. We're human. So once we realize this, we can actually start to breath again. Focus on one or two important aspects of your day and accomplish what it is you set out to do. For me it was healing. I focused on getting better. The rest of my day fell into place. I worked on one or two projects for my clients a week. My work got done. I didn't stress because that was all I was capable to do.
Now that I'm better. More opportunities seem to be opening to me. The new publisher I created the logo for has contacted me for another. Yesterday I sent the final proof, and she loved it. She told me that agents are sending manuscripts to her! So my logo will be seen very soon. This new publisher is growing... Which means opportunities for all of us in Y/A and N/A. If you have an ms you'd like to submit, please do so... It my be just the right TIME to get in on the ground floor of something AMAZING. I plan to send BG to them by the end of the week. They are so open to it because of my illustration and design skills. Let's hope they feel the same about my writing. I honestly believe they will.
Just click on this logo and SImon will transport you to BookFish Books. They have an wonderful anthology for magical Y/A. Once upon a mid summer's night ... and they are looking for four to seven authors. There is still time to submit to that and for open submissions. So what do you think of Simon? Isn't he fun? My newest creation. LOL.
So now for the rest of this week, I will be sprucing up my query, synopsis, and first three chapters. However I am allotting myself two hours to blog each day. I need my peeps and want to visit as many of you and support you during your anxiety. It's time for TIME to become my friend. As they say TIME heals all wounds. Whether it be from a physical injury, heartbreak, rejection, or writer's blog. Each new day is a beginning. Stay focused. Be positive. And most of all TRUST in yourself. At times we are our own worst enemy. Don't let TIME become yours. Greet time like an old friend with respect, love, and most of all, patience.
I wish you all a wonderful day. It is now time for me to send you all a BIG CYBER HUG! Time for me to get back to my selected work for this day.
Thank you again, Alex for creating this group. We all need to feel each other's strengths and even their weaknesses because we realize then that we are not alone. The ups and downs of life happen to us all.