Sides are fairly well drawn since the election. Nonsense considering we are all Americans and should be acting like it. There are moment where I feel ashamed at the people around me, though I can say that I don’t know a single person who went to one of the demonstrations, no one who lacked dignity by wearing a vagina hat, no one who looted or performed otherwise criminal acts in the name of childishness.
No friends, change is not always good. My personal change is both good and necessary. I’ve been on a long, strange journey since retiring from the army. One I don’t know where it will go or how it will end. I know what I want, but not how to achieve it. Strange that.
The last five years I’ve been immersed in the world of publishing. I’ve gone from self-publishing to small markets and then hybrids. I’ve switched publishers once before when that eerie feeling crept over me. Looks like it is time to make the switch again. There are no hostilities or hidden animosity felt. Times change and we must move on.
I am eternally grateful for the opportunity my last publisher offered me. Through them I now have a following and have become a fairly established author. Established, but not popular. I want more. That’s natural, right? A bigger audience. Expanded reach. I want to see those royalty checks flow in and sit back (for a moment only) and exhale over a job well done.
So there it is. Time to slip on a new pair of shoes and head down the road less travelled. My adventure thus far has been fulfilling and enlightening. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? I don’t. All I ask is that, if you are willing, that you strap in and get ready for it. The future is bright and I’m ready to renew my assault. War has come and I aim to conquer the publishing world.
Read on, my friends. Read on.
There comes a time to strike out into the unknown on that less traveled road and let it take you to whatever lies ahead.The time will come when you wish yourself back in the comfort of the old, familiar territory, but forge on and through the jungles of life and time, eventually you find what you seek. You settle, root and bloom; then one day in the future, the road beckons and you reluctantly or eagerly follow it on be it into sunrise or sunset, knowing something better waits ahead. Live life as an adventure, do what you love and find peace within.
Write on, my friend, write on.
Mike, I swear you are the most positive person I’ve come across in a great long while. Kudos to you! Thanks for commenting and for reading. It means a lot.