look back, I sometimes wonder about this road I've been traveling. Part of the process may be associated with the fact that, in filing away my tax return material for this past year, I discovered I hadn't shredded any of that stuff since after Cynthia died--1999. So, I've been tackling a year's worth of material a day, and it's brought back some memories along the way.
I had no plans to become a writer--that is, beyond having more than a hundred professional papers published and editing or writing eight medical textbooks along the way. Now I intended to retire to a life of golf and travel. But God had other plans, and I'm now awaiting the release of my tenth novel of medical suspense.
At this point, though, I'm wondering where to go from here. Publishing has changed, and many of my colleagues are moving--by choice or of necessity--to self-publishing. I've done more than I ever envisioned, but the question I have to answer next is, "Now what?"
Of course, this isn't confined to me or--for that matter--to people who classify themselves as writers. Thousands of people ask themselves that question every day. Should they change jobs? If they're currently unemployed, will they even get a job? Can they make this marriage work? What about their kids? We all ask this question or a variant of it.
What about you? What decisions are you facing? And what resources are you calling upon to help you make the right choice? I'll start (the translation is my own)--"For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." When I read that promise, it gives me confidence. How about you?
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