I am at the edge of a precipice.
When I jumped into this writing thing again six years ago, I hoped to be discovered, to have a huge bestseller that would catapult me into… I don’t know. Fame? Success? Money? Validation?
And now here I am, facing the biggest questions of my writing career.
Where do I go from here?
How do I make it all make sense for my life, my relationship, and my bank account?
Is this writing thing going to lead me somewhere?
By many measures, I am already a “success.” I have fans who adore my work, 35 stories published in my name, and some truly amazing reviews to brag about. I even have some “#1 Amazon bestsellers. In the LGBT kindle sci fi category. LOL…
Our “core business” – the thing that makes us the money we live off of – is in transition. We’re working hard to turn it around, but it’s still solidly in who-knows-what-will-happen territory, and things so far this month have been slooooow.
In the meantime, we’ve expanded into author services-blog tours, formatting, cover design etc-and those things have gone really well. But they have yet to make up for our core business weakness.
And so… hello precipice.
I am good at this writing thing. I will always have more to learn, but I have matured as an author, and I know that I can tell the shit out of a story.
I really love doing it, too.
But it’s time to take it to the next level, or die trying.
My new novel, “Dropnauts: Redemption Book One” is about the best sci fi book I’ve ever written (if I do say so myself *grin*). I am taking my shot at the big leagues, and hoping I land on solid ground.
It’s scary as hell, but If I don’t take this chance, I’ll never get there.
So wish me luck, and to all of you who love my work, know that you make it worthwhile for me to get out of bed each day and write!
To my author friends – have you tried to level-up with your career? Are you trying now? How is it going?