I've sent out my first chapters of my new novel that I'm working on. It's a little nerve-wracking to put out something new creatively, even though my test readers are friends.
I'm still hanging onto the dream of earning money with my writing. Last year at this time, I could almost feel the contract in my hand. Now I know I still have a lot to learn and I need to devote more time to my writing work.
It's been a wake up call, but one I needed. I have great ideas and I still think I'm a pretty good writer. But I can do better and I want to do better. Good enough isn't going to be good enough for me.