Dear Reader, I quit.
Is Mercury in retrograde or something? Because I feel like I’ve yet to get my balance at the start of this new year. I finished 2019 as strong as ever, and then it was as though my brain shut down. Only problem was, I still had deadlines.
I wouldn’t compare it to burnout, at least, not in the form I’ve experienced before, but more like a feeling of not knowing where my career was going next. And, as the highest form of Achiever, not having a major goal to work toward or a vision of where I’m going is the equivalent of losing my identity/significance.
2019 brought me a lot of “firsts”, which forced me through a career growth I absolutely needed.
I wrote my very first 90,000-word stand-alone romantic suspense, which was a huge change from my 55,000-word Intrigues, an accomplishment I’m super proud of, and I believe it’s one of the best stories I’ve ever written (in my opinion). And I was invited to write in the very first launch of Intrigue’s continuity series, Tactical Crime Division where I was given a plot to write and had to stick to it. [Read more…]