A long (long) time ago, I saw a book titled BE HERE NOW. I knew what the book was about just from those words. Living in the moment was a concept that I just ... got.
I've never been a really competitive person. However, I've thrown my heart and soul into writing fiction and marketing my work, primarily through this blog.
Now, the world of ebook self-publishing has become an increasingly crowded and competitive one. Having said that, it has never been my goal to make a million dollars at this particular game. However, through hard work and luck I've been able to exceed my own expectations to an extent I'd never have thought possible.
However, my goal has always been to make a living writing the best fiction I possibly can. Period.
It's not important that I become super wealthy. And I most definitely don't want to be famous.
This article in Grist underscores much of what I've been thinking, about the need for me to cut back on my marketing and simply enjoy life while I can.
Plus there's the real need to deal with some health issues I've pushed through, i.e., ignored and hoped would go away.
I'll write more about that in my August Web site column called Sustainability. Check it out if you get a chance. :)
PS: Here's a video for your entertainment. Enjoy yourself! :-)