It’s been almost 7 years since I started this blog. Do I still want to be a full-time indie writer? Yes, of course. Has my expectations changed since then? Definitely. I’ve finally come to realize that I can’t move forward without starting over.
Back then, when my life was so different and I was much more ignorant than I am now, I didn’t fully comprehend what it took to become a novelist while having a full-time day job. I was in denial about the discipline required to get the words down. I’m looking at things a bit more realistically now. I still have a full-time day job to contend with, but now I’m finally free to spend my time off however I wish without the constant shadow of college work. I’m not going to set any writing goals for myself at this time, but I would like to establish more disciplined habits going forward.
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.