Wow there is a lot of negativity and ugliness around right now. At least on a certain writing forum. It’s almost shocking in its intensity.
And, no, I don’t have all the answers. I’m not wildly successful at this self-publishing thing. What I am pretty good at is surviving in one way or another. And the basic premise I follow in all things?
Things will change. I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but the life I’m living today is not the life I’ll be living tomorrow. It might be a slight change or it might be a catastrophic change.
I’ve woken up to the phone call that said someone I loved was dead. I’ve been fired from a job I didn’t think I’d lose. I’ve moved halfway across the country with a weeks’ notice.
And I’ve known others who were told have this surgery in the next six weeks or die. Or people whose lives were upended by a war they weren’t expecting to impact them. Or a market crash that took all their savings and their career.
Change is inevitable. It will happen. You can’t plan for it because you don’t know what the change will be. You just have to know it’s coming and be ready to adjust as soon as you can to the new reality.
You don’t have to like it. But the faster you can accept your new conditions and work to make the best of them, the better off you’ll be.
Not saying it’s easy, just that it’s kinda sorta expected, ya know?