In this journey called my writing life, I’ve learned a lot of things. It’s been a true journey and not always the most exciting. Some moments have been quite high, though.
But one thing I’ve learned especially this year is focus. I know that sounds silly. I just now learned focus? I’ve been at this for how long and I couldn’t focus? Let me be honest. I’m actually quite focused. When I set a goal, I see the goal through. That doesn’t meant it’s always the way I want it to work out, but I try to find that end game and run to it.
Now I mentioned focus. Here’s where that comes into play. Until a very short time ago, I tended to focus on what others were doing. What were the trends? What were others writing? Did I fit in with that? How they’re doing and how I’m doing. Comparing. Contrasting. I used to compare myself and push harder. But the thing is, what I’m doing is what I’m doing. I can’t compare myself or my writing to anyone else. It’s not fair or right.
Before you tell me I’m nuts, this is how I see things. If I focus on my stuff and what I want to accomplish, there isn’t room to worry about what I can’t control. It’s been a long journey. I’ve had some tumbles and a few clunks along the way, but I have an idea of where I’m going and I’m going to see my goals through. I know there are others out there and I’m watching, but I’m not worried about them. I’ve got enough to do and I”ll do it.