Man, has this been a rough up and down month both personally and professionally. I will be glad to see the back of January. I know I’ve been rather absent on the blog as of late. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to do. And how I’d like to proceed.
Anyone who’s been involved in the publishing industry for any length of time knows it’s like riding a bull. It’s hard to remain in your seat long enough to get to that eight second whistle.
Well, I may be covered in dust and cow shit, but that never stopped me from getting back up. (And yes, I do speak from experience. *ggg*) I will continue to write. I’m actually looking forward to it. The class I’m currently taken has really opened my eyes and shown me many ways to improve my craft. Can’t wait to dig in and apply what I’ve learned.
Unless a surprise sale comes through in the next few months, I will be retiring Jordan. It’s impossible to get a fresh start without doing so. I’m not taking down the site because I still have releases coming out this year. I won’t leave you hanging.
Part of me is sad about retiring the name, but part of me really looks forward to starting anew without any preconceived ideas about what type of writer I am.
Julie Leto said something recently that really stuck with me. She said, “I decided as tough as this business is, I’m going to be tougher.”
Never give up. Never surrender.