<Pulls curtains closed and grabs the crumbling remains of birthday cake.>
<Pours another cup of tea.>
It's a new year. Thank goodness! Career-wise, it was rocky. Do I wind down a previously successful, and profitable, career continuing to suffer the health costs - both physical and mental? Or do I boldly step onto the bottom of the escalator and begin all over again - in a much more rewarding but unpredictable career?
After twenty-eight years working for others, looking after others and stifling my creative muse, I made a decision: 2015 was the time to focus on my health, my family and my muse. I turned my back on my old career and endeavour to reduce the anxiety it spawned and rebuild lost income, so I can continue writing.
2015 was not a total downer. It also produced amazing highs. I published my first book, had my first book launch, first radio interview and feedback from readers. The best! Thank you.
2016 lies before me. Fresh. New. Promising. Devoid of stuff ups. Here begins Year 3 of my 5 year plan.
In September I listed the planned stategy:
Since then I have done a lot of re-evaluation and the updated the list. Year 3's purpose is to try new things - some of which will be out of my comfort zone.
And here is where you, dear Reader, come in. Would you be interested in following me on Livestream? Should I register for Patreon? What would you like to see? Your feedback will be very helpful in the directions I may follow this year to connect with my readers and tackle economic factors associated with writing.
Here are my very first polls.
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