Since starting Paper Crow Blog, I’ve discovered certain things about blogging along the way. These revelations include learning that this writing project helped both my career and my personal well-being.
Paper Crow Blog’s purpose is to share my experiences of writing with others, so I figured, why not give a glimpse into my own life?
With the passing of time and transitions apparent in my nonwriting life, it’s natural that I’ve then begun to reflect on my writing’s own evolution.
Cozy mysteries are always set in a place where people know each other, the townspeople are charismatic, and the shop owners seem to be living their dreams selling coffee, flowers, and chocolates. Every once in a while, it’s nice to read about a town that pays its workers a livable wage and doesn’t crush employees’ souls.
I know everywhere in the world isn’t so lucky right now, but I am grateful to just breathe a small sigh of relief, at least for a moment.
Life has changed over the last year, and as always, my writing process has followed suit.
In my paradoxical way, I somehow get more work done when I have less time to do it.
I’ve learned to care less about people’s opinions of my book choices and to expand my reading world.
Could I, for just a moment, consider the fact that maybe my career is on a positive trajectory? Perhaps my love life is in a wonderful and perfect place? Maybe I have caring and healthy relationships with people around me?
With all the positives that have emerged, I’m working to make this new step successful. It’s clear that I am going to have to be incredibly self-disciplined.