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, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes 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, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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  1. Pingback: THANK YOU for an AMAZING 2017 | m jane colette

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