191. There are Levels to This

It's a minute to midnight and here I am -- working. (Oh wait, now it's official 12am on a work night. Cool.)

Most of you probably don't know this, but three months ago I was having a conversation with a woman from Breathe University about gaining some clarity in my life. That conversation turned into me casually mentioning how I used to be a tech writer and instructional designer in my former life for oil and gas companies. Albeit boring at times, I was able to hone in on a pretty useful skill that I've been sitting on.

This one conversation has turned into me having three clients now. THREE. Out of nowhere. Not planned. Not thought out. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

Now, I know what you're thinking. I'm a fiction writer, right? My main goal is to create series and series and series of successful books like R.L. Stine and Ann M. Martin. I know I say it all the time. And no, those dreams haven't changed.

However, every since taking up this new e-learning and freelance writing start-up, things have been really interesting. It seems like business is coming fast, and I literally just started.

I can definitely tell you that things can get a little overwhelming at times because, well, that's just the nature of the entrepreneurship beast. Yet, I'm not forgetting my goal. I'm still a writer. Still an author. Still determined. Nothing will dissuade me from that. 

If an agent were to call me right now and say, "Hey, I loved your manuscript. Can you please send me xyz?" What in the world do you think I will do? 

No, I won't abandon my clients.

I would scale back, hire other writers and editors, and keep the business flowing. 

It's exciting to know I have all these opportunities under my belt, but I understand I have to take it one step at a time, one level at a time. It's not time to rush, get overwhelm, or abandon a structured process. We must buckle down, prioritize our life, and tackle our creative loads with the intent to deliver.

As I move into this next phase in life, I'm just praying that everything falls into place. I'm praying that everything I would have ever wanted will come true and that I keep pressing on until I get where I need to be. Even then will I not be satisfied. I will also have some goal in front of me to help me improve as a human.