“Break’s over.” – Jed Bartlet, The West Wing
Life loves to throw curveballs.
As soon as you’re feeling good about how things are moving — WHAM! — something comes along to knock you back.
If you’re part of our mailing list, you’ve read about the personal curveballs Shannon and I were thrown this summer, but I’m sure you’ve experienced similar situations, too.
A change in seasons (“Summer’s here — I’m going outside!”), big life events (“I’m having a baby!”) and just the simple ebb and flow of life all affect our priorities, habits and schedules.
At some point in your writing career, building your fanbase will be the farthest thing from your mind.