Two years ago today, I worked my last week at the bookstore. It’s only been two years! In that time, I’ve gone from selling a few thousand copies of WOOL at 99 cents to selling close to two million books (digital, print, and audio) around the world. I’ve also flown clear around the globe. I’ve been to nearly a dozen countries and a ton of cities. It’s crazy to look back on what the last 24 months have been like.
In the last few months, things have gotten so hectic that I have feared my ability to keep up. I don’t take days off. I often work from sunrise to long after sunset. Because of this, I’m quitting my new day job of answering emails. That doesn’t mean I won’t sneak around and do it here and there, but I really want to wean myself off of them. I want to spend more time reading great books (maybe even yours) and writing more stories (maybe even that sequel you’ve been bugging me about). I want to spend more time scanning social media to see what you think and less time writing what I think.
I don’t know how successful I’ll be. This is a huge change. It’s much more rewarding to sit and press that pleasure button of refreshing websites and clicking “like” and posting my drivel and nonsense. But in the long run, I worry I’ll get away from the reading and writing that truly fill my soul. This is a New Year’s resolution of sorts. It’s an attempt to find balance in my life. It’ll probably be wildly unsuccessful, but I’m going to give it a go. Wish me luck. And keep an eye out here for regular blog posts and subscribe to my newsletter to find out when I release something.
You cats are awesome.