I wanted to be done and never look back.
Then I had a friend give me a sliver of hope. Angela Kulig messaged me about Snapshots' cover and some ideas she had for it. Honestly, I figured she would forget. Everyone else forgot when they said they would do something for me. I even told her that. I think I heard her eyes roll. We got to talking and I fessed up about how bad things were going and how hopeless I was feeling.
I think if I had told Angela these past few weeks have made me wonder if I should quit, she would have appeared at my door to smack me. She told me an idea that she thought might help and stated she would break my bad habit of not planning. She made me feel hopeful for 2014, that I might get back on track and get books edited and ready for publication. I have friends who support my writing and are excited for my stories, but they're not always able to lend a hand when I need it. Understandable. I have those moments too. I'm not always able to help a friend when they need it. But I've particularly had a lack of help due to forces outside anyone's control.
I'm hoping for a better year in 2014 – like a regeneration. I'm still me, but new. (Is my geek showing?)