Where will I be?
When I read past posts on Facebook and the blogs, they take me back to when I used to dream of being a moderate success as a writer. Now, I need to re-evaluate my standing in the wake of what I call a wasted decade.
As one former friend used to say "If you hadn't done your writing what would you have done?"
The answer is probably played more games on my PC and become a TV junkie.
To answer the question "Where will I be in ten years?" I must first determine a path to walk.
Even though my e-books are not selling, I will probably be writing this blog as it is popular among the readers.
All things possible, I would like to have some articles published in magazines (not that that is likely to happen), but I can dream as the dreams keep me going.
On a personal level.
Two of our cats will probably be dead by then, as both Bess seen in my arms and Ralph are no longer young. The other furry guardians we have will by then be in their middle-age.
If I am alive - a high probability - not counting accidents or illnesses, as my genetic history on my mother's side has the family living into their mid-80's (my Uncle John being the exception). I will more than likely be housebound as my hereditary illness takes a stronger hold on my nervous system.
The major issue with my health is that I have a severe heart condition called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. In layman's terms, this means the left chamber of my heart is half-formed, and I am always short of breath. This genetic disorder, more than anything else could determine if I am alive to see another decade.
The main change is that I am less of a dreamer now than I was ten years ago. Back then I hoped that by now I would have been accepted as a writer, and perhaps have signed a contract. The truth is the only contracts I got offered where from Vanity Press agencies out to make money from me, not help sell my books.
There is going to be a change in my writing; I am moving to write more stories with a Christian theme, not necessarily religious, than in the last decade when I gained a rep for good Science Fiction stories.
It would be pleasing to have a series that had the triumphant highs of Forgestriker again, but I don't live with the hope of it happening. After all, I never expected my science fiction series to sell over 800 e-books in four and a half years.
In a dream reality, I have the success of me having another successful series, this time writing Christian stories. In a more realistic reality, I am left writing my blog with no success to look back on.