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.

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, 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. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.

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