Monday Musings: No Matter What, Keep Moving On

I was sick as a dog last night.  Today, I don’t really want to do anything but sip on some Gatoraid and stay in bed.  So I will apologize ahead of time if this isn’t some lengthy discourse or deep philosophical thought with underpinnings that will change your life.  There’s the disclaimer out of the way!

To keep it simple, don’t give up.

Many times, we find what we are trying to push forward, our passions in life, don’t make the impact you want them to.  People don’t seem to care, don’t seem to be paying attention.  You could argue that disinterest may be even worse than hate.  At least if someone hates what you are doing, you are evoking passion, even if it’s negative.

However, don’t let that make you lose sight of your own passion for what it is you do.  Don’t let that disinterest or hate force you from doing what you love (assuming you’re not a serial killer or something, naturally).  It takes time to build interest, to catch attention, and, most importantly, to temper and refine your own work.  Keep pushing, keep striving, and keep refining.

Until next time, good reading, good writing, and good luck!

The Week Coming: Visiting Family, Getting Sick, and a Thank You!

Hey folks!

I wanted to take a moment to update on general site news and some upcoming personal things that will lead to a bit of a slowdown, at least for the coming week.

As I have mentioned in the past, I will be spending the next week out of town, visiting my mother and sister in Georgia.  I haven’t seen them in about twenty years and really only have been reunited with them in any sense for the past year.  This is, for obvious reasons, A Big Deal ™ for me and, for that reason, I can’t make any guarantees as to how much, if any, articles I get posted in the coming week.

Naturally, because I am getting ready for such a big thing in my life, I also have come down with some creeping crud or the other in the past few days.  Fevers, sinus issues, the usual crap.  Nothing serious, but of course this would happen when so many important things are going on in my life.  Maybe it’s karmic payment for the fact things are working out so well right now?  Who knows.

What I do know and what I want to be thankful for is the seeming success of my Starving Review articles.  I now have weekly reviews laid out through all of the coming month, with more undoubtedly on the way.  Expect to see a really fascinating spread of books reviewed in the coming weeks, of all sizes and genres.  At least I know I won’t be too hungry, eh?