Are you an impulse buyer? Do you do thinks impulsively because it is what you want to do right now?
I sure am.
Since this pandemic, money has been tight, times have been tough. The writing hasn't been coming like it used to (which, upon reflection, I noticed is because I no longer think my first draft is as amazing as my youthful self used to think, and thus writing something I know is not great is much harder). Even though I have had to shift gears, like a lot of us have, I am still focusing on what makes me happy.
I have things in order for the sequels to "RED". The entire "Blood Bound Series" was written prior to me publishing "RED", and I am so thankful. The thing is, fear held me back. I doubted my writing skills, so I posted on online platforms. That really worked out for me, because now demand for my sequels is high, and I can deliver.
Book II (which has a working title right now, and will continue to be referred to as Book II for a while) has been sent to FriesenPress to be evaluated! I was doing so-so financially, and decided to go for it. While interest is high, I have to ride that out. Money comes and goes, and I refuse to wait until things are in order, because if 2020 taught us anything, it's that a wrench can be thrown in our lives at any time, from any place. Life is never truly "in order".
So yeah, things might be tight for a while, but I'm doing what I love and reaching my dreams - that's worth more than the dollar amount in my bank account. I'm definitely an impulse buyer, and an impulse-doer. But if I didn't have the support of my friends, family, and the amazing writing community, these books would have continued to hide away in the dark.
What impulse decisions have you made recently? Did they pay off?