My autobiographical short story “A Lesson in the Fine Art of Living” went up last week. This week, I wanted to share a little about what has taken place regarding my work and life in general.
I am in the process of training for a part-time at-home job that will bring in some much-needed income. That is my current priority, as I hope to start earning a paycheck by the beginning of next year. Therefore, I will be training through the holiday – though not on Yule (the winter solstice), which is the actual holiday I celebrate this month.
Now that another project can be crossed off my to-do list, I have formulated a plan to tackle some of my other goals. I hope to start submitting my first novel to literary agencies next year. There is also a new poetry book planned that will be released through Amazon.
Actually, I have a substantial amount of poetry that did not appear in The Ocean’s Made for Swimming. Some of it wasn’t even released on my author site. I just began writing some more and have created a better system to keep myself more organized. While the Vicious Six energies Alura spoke of have passed, we know that they will carry forward into the next six months. I’m applying all the advice I can to make sure things go well, but it has been a struggle at times.
For now, I won’t be revealing all of my future plans. However, I do intend to do some kind of refresh of my social media platforms and author site. More on that later. I will also be posting more content on S.D., as previously mentioned here.
I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season and that you take some time to put others ahead of yourself. The world desperately needs selflessness and empathy these days, and there isn’t much of it left. I encourage you to take a look at Alura’s latest entry on Spiritually Awkward (which I’ve shared on S.D., as well) if you are feeling isolated or are struggling in some way this year. Believe me, you’re not alone.
Stay tuned for some positive and enlightening content here and on my personal blog. Merry Christmas. Happy Yule. And may your New Year be filled with blessings, gratitude, and eye-opening experiences.