Another month's gone by and I've been away doing other things, namely being the publisher. The writer me has had to take a few steps back for a time. I aim to change that but I really can't at the moment. My duties as a book publisher and soon to be a magazine editor need my special attention. Focus is important and I've been struggling with it mightily. A lot of it has to do with some personal issues in my life that I won't share specifically with you, but I'm sure many of you can relate. We all have troubles. Sometimes, the troubles are life-altering. That's definitely the case with me.
What is happening is one of the strongest wake up calls you can get. It makes you reassess the trajectory of your life and you ask yourself serious questions. There is pain, sadness, and doubting. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel but hopefully you persevere.
I'm a writer so by definition I can be a bit melodramatic. Call it part of my charm, if you will. I'm looking for the brighter side in these times and part of that has to do with the simple fact that I'm doing many of things I've always wanted to do.
I love publishing books. Yes, I'm still working and trying to learn the business I'm in, but I like the simple acts of finding a book, loving the story, building it into a finished product, and sharing it with others. Add to this an older dream: I've always wanted my own magazine. I created a few when I was a kid, stapling the pages together into booklets and enlisting my friends to fill the pages with content.
With the forthcoming launch of MYTHIC, I realize that dream in a serious way.
I've been bootstrapping my way through all of this, slowly building my writing and publishing all into profitable enterprises, but not quite reaching the goal. It's all work in progress and a passion that I've cultivated. I'm grateful that I've had the opportunities to do it at all and I'll keep working until I can devote all of my time to it.
Thanks for reading, folks.