Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Make it true

I did something rather foolish yesterday. I ordered our holiday cards - the ones we send to friends and family to stay in touch.

Why is that foolish? you may ask.

Well, I chose a design that allowed for some text about the year we've had. I included a bullet about my son getting braces, my daughter learning to knit, and my second book release.

That's right. I announced my second book release on my holiday cards. That book that I haven't finished editing yet.

I'd better make it true.

I am close, don't get me wrong. But I'm not quite there. Now I have more of an incentive to get there.

One of the worst things for me to do, in my non-writer life, is to disappoint someone. To promise and not deliver. It's my trademark. I will come through, no matter what.

Except - I didn't. And it bothers me. It bothers me that it has been so long since I thought I'd have the second book out. It bothers me that I couldn't deliver. Never mind that my time frame was absurd - I should have figured out a way. I need to be that person who gets it done as a writer as well as in my other life.

So now that I have a true deadline, I will make it happen.

I apologize to those of you who have waited faithfully. And I thank you for hanging in there with me.

Good things come to those who wait...

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