When we finally got back home, I turned on my laptop and was working online; I needed to print something and wasn’t able to print. I needed the printer and my husband stopped his work (he also works at home), and spent several hours on the phone with HP and then with McAfee trying to fix the problem. Then I got an email from my sister, asking us to meet her at the mall. We ate dinner, went to meet her at the mall, then came home and I got back to work.
Many times we make plans for our day, but things don’t always go as planned. We can either go with the flow or get agitated. I’m not always up for change, so when things don’t go exactly according to my plan, I’m not too happy. I’m learning to make lemonade from lemons, though.
When it comes to making plans for our writing and marketing of our work, always be flexible. We may think we are heading down one direction in our WIP, but our characters lead us down another pathway. When it comes to marketing, what if we are asked to do an interview, but then that falls through? Do we get upset? We may have a right to get upset, but it won’t help us move forward. I have this happen to me in the past and it’s not always easy to let go and move on.
If we make a concerted effort to be persistent and keep up with our goals and know that no matter what comes, we can be successful if we have a good attitude, then we’ll be fine, even though there are bumps and detours along the way.