New Year Same Me


I'm Back

A Happy New Year to you all. It's 2.30 am in the morning and I can't sleep because of back and hip pain, so what do I do…I write. My hiatus has come to an end. In the time away I have done much soul searching and procrastinating. I also managed to get some writing done even though it was edits and rewrites. Time away has giving a number of realisations.

  1. I should stick to writing. My dabbling in podcasting and video creating last year has been an enjoyable challenge, but hasn't been as productive or brought the engagement I anticipated.
  2. Keep things simple. Stick to one thing at one time instead of being all over the place (metaphorically).
  3. Paid subscriptions. Not many wish to view content behind a paywall, particularly if your an unknown quantity. Sorry Substack, but I've haven't got the clout to charge for my “words of wisdom.”
  4. I may not possess a degree in Creative Writing or Journalism, but I believe I've served my apprenticeship. Thirteen years and a passion for writing since childhood.
  5. Comparing myself to others won't have any effect on my successes or failures.
  6. Do what you love. You don't have to do everything.
  7. It doesn't pay to feel sorry for yourself. I'm putting on my big girl pants and getting on with getting on.

  1. New Year's resolutions, I haven't made any. Yes, there are things I want to do, but I will not set myself up for failure. However, I will make a promise to you. I will publish two books this year. It's been too long since I had a new release. I also feel obliged to make another promise, that I will take you on the behind-the-scenes journey. You'll also be getting more chapters of Stuffed in my next post.

In future I'll be trying to stick to posting bi-monthy. I can assure you I won't be posting anything long winded or self indulgent.

I shall now stop writing and try to sleep. Until the next time.

kindest regards