Genre for the Holidays – The End is Near

December 29, 2012 at 1:02 am (writing) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The end of 2012 approaches and it is a year I’ll be happy to see come to a close. I still am grateful for the things I care about most – healthy family, friends and a job that makes me happy, but the year was stressful, with money woes, a handful of disappointments, some health scares for my friends and their families and a sense I’ve sort of hit a plateau with my writing and any promotional attempts. I’ve got that “grinding halt, don’t know where to go from here” kind of feeling, which is leaving me uninspired and shrugging my shoulders in the face of a series of potential projects.

I honestly don’t deal well with that feeling. Whenever it seems like I’m spinning my tires and wasting energy on futile efforts I get very frustrated. I’ve achieved a lot in the last few years, but I honestly don’t know where to go from here to improve on things even more, especially in the face of limited resources. Maybe I just need a break in order to mull things over and regroup, or maybe I need to change direction. I’m not sure how to figure that out.

The one thing I do know is that I’m resilient. If there is a way past this plateau, I’ll eventually find it. The year 2013 holds promise, even if I’m unclear what that promise is, exactly.

I also refuse to lose my levity. Frustrated or not, I will maintain my sense of humour. There’s always something in life to laugh at if you look hard enough.

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