It was sometime back in November when I had the idea for the 52-week blogging challenge. Being as excited as I was, I immediately messaged my friend Kelli (yes, this Kelli is different from week 1, her name ends in and ‘i’ 🙂 ) and the first thing she asks me is, “Why?” Now, you may be asking yourself the same thing, so I’m hoping my explanation will help you understand.
I published my first indie book in 2014, and in the last five years it’s crazy how much our industry has changed. From the incredible amount of talent that’s entered the marketplace to how we market and advertise our work. It’s hard to keep up and I can’t keep up, which is why I’ve finally reached the point where I’m mostly happy with what I can do and how much I can give without comparing myself to others. I’m just me, and that’s okay. It has to be. Does that mean I’m going to be complacent or invincible, no. I’m still here and I love learning new things and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. After all, without risk there is no reward, right?
So knowing this, I’m also very open about how I continually struggle with communication. I’ve made so many friends through the book community, which I’m incredibly grateful for, but I find it hard to be constantly on social media and then I feel guilty. It weighs heavily on me. I miss you guys, and I hope you know that even though the days pass, I’m still here, and I’m so appreciative and love you all. So, to be better, this year on my business plan I placed more communication as a top priority.
I can do it.
#LivingLovingWriting is a combination of topics from living our best life, talking about all the things we love, and my adventures in the journey of being an author. Each weekend throughout 2020, I will put up a new post. Some you may find interesting and some you may not, but I hope through all of this you’ll learn a little bit more about me, what makes me tick, and hopefully you’ll learn something about yourself.
QOTD: If you had to choose one thing to work on for 2020, what would it be and how are you going to make that happen?
Next week, I’m going to tell you all about my 2020 bucket list. Yep, you read that right, a bucket list. 🙂
So, hang tight. I hope everyone has a great week, and until next time…
Love your “why” and your message in this post! We don’t need to compare ourselves to others, it’s okay to be happy with who we are, but also okay to push ourselves to give/be/do a little more. So excited to be following on this #LivingLovingWriting journey with you and can’t wait to read all of your posts this year!