As I stare at the calendar and all those months ahead, and I look at the list of writing projects that await my attention, I know it's going to be a bumpy ride. One of the paths to success, and I do plan to be successful, is to control my environment, as much as possible.
Of course, I know life happens. I won't always have the perfect writing bubble.
One of the things that I will be doing is the occasional self-exile from social media--I'll give heads up, so folks don't have to wonder. In addition, I'm also going to limit my appearances this year. I have one conference that I'm co-chairing. Everything else, unfortunately, will have to be set aside for the year. This means that all plans to go to several conferences are no longer viable.
It's hard to cut off oneself because of feeling obligated, feeling that you'll miss out on something, or it's just plain fun to hang out. But I have an aggressive schedule for several projects to come to life. And this is what I'll have to do to get there.
Hang in there with me.
I'm looking forward to rolling out each project and filling your reading lists.