Energized, terrified

The weekend of August 13-15, 2016, I attended the When Words Collide conference in Calgary—the 2017 dates are August 11-13, do mark your calendars—and I’m so energized and excited and full of plans, I’m terrified. You know the feeling?

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When I’m terrified, I make lists.

  • Lists of people to follow up with.
  • Lists of books to read.
  • Lists of websites to mine.
  • Lists of bookstores.
  • Lists of conferences.
  • Lists of lists…

Last week, I was digesting the conference. I’m a slow processor–it takes me a long time to reflect on, ponder things, figure out how the NEW I’ve learned fits into–or challenges–my existing frameworks and assumptions.

This week, I will be making MANY lists.

And developing my five-year career plan. 🙂 Because I’m a marathoner, not a sprinter.


About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me (Harper Collins, 2015), the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery) (coming May 2 2017), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure (releasing June 15, 2017), as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway (GENRES were made to be BROKEN, 2017). Closet poet. Currently torturing novels four, five, and six simultaneously. Which is not a good idea.

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