Too much effort applied in one area means neglect in others. Balance becomes even more important as one grows older.
The winter passed with little accomplished and few books read. Life can sometimes get in the way of work, but it should never be allowed to centrally influence the cessation of work altogether.
It has been some time since I last read Misunderstood. For years I lived with edits and rewrites and now wonder if what I remember will exist in the way I remember it, or be enhanced by what I have learned since. Time and acquired knowledge can often have an influence on the way we remember things, sometimes for the worse, but hopefully for the better. I remember being very proud of my first novel and am a little curious to see whether that feeling will stand up to the test of time; considering the publication date was about three years ago. In some ways, much has changed since then.
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