On great hard and even bitter lesson for a writer is to unexpectedly lose a great deal of written text. The lesson taught is to always, with no exception to anything of what would still be used, save duplicates as backup. And where text is in a draft, it is much better to use what will save it only with the selection to save appearing for that to be confirmed.
Now that this publication is out and a bit more of my writing is submitted for publication, I am focusing on writing more, with competitive writing and what writing I do for involvement in a longer epic of travels in unexplored vistas, rather than just lose momentum.
A couple of stories from me are appearing right now in a new anthology, The Power of Forgiveness, through Amazon. And more is mentioned of me in there.
I have enough in my life in recent times being great distractions to my progress as a writer. Yet I still advance, both with short works for submissions I may make right away, and one large work of novel length, and still there are ideas for making use of in the future.
I look to where others have shared ideas for how to write. If I knew secrets to share for it I might do that. But I look to the creativity in me and I cannot ignore it, this is something in me that needs to grow with exercising it, and still I seek managing it with faithfulness to what truth still needs to be expressed.
A novel is coming from me, some time it will be prepared for when it could be distributed. I must be content now with shorter work I have done that can be seen. Forgiveness is one theme I have been using for such.
I quickly share story material as samples of my writing. But I am especially pleased as I get some stories that I submit published. This is pleasing though I will just write having fulfillment in that.
I have the creativity to keep me writing, as I will. An important thing remaining for me to have is feedback and helpful critique. And who would be better for it than readers for what I am writing, for that?