Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The new me.



Hello my long lost friends. So, I didn't want to write one of those, "I'm Back", post.

The main reason is—I'm not.

Let me clarify.

That guy that was here before is not back. I knew when I wrote my last post that something was about to change with me. My life had gone through some pretty dramatic changes in rapid succession and it took its toll. I had stumbled through a few breaks and came back feeling only slightly recharged each time.

All that said, I think the biggest reason for my absence was that I had no real direction. My only steady goal was that I wanted to be a writer. Stumbling into this with a stubbornness, and admittedly, pigheadedness, that I tend to do things with, got me two books.

I am extremely proud of those books and the third one is coming right around the corner. (For real it is super edited and everything.) The thing is I was not prepared for what it means to be self-published. I learned by doing. There is nothing wrong with that, but the problem was I had no time to process what I'd learned.

So after an amazing, record breaking, burnout, I decided to take time. Not a break, but some real time to figure out what I wanted and where I was going with all of this.

The good news is I have found that. I am really energized and ready to jump back in full force. I have so many cool things in the works and I have missed everyone.

Well, before this gets too long I will cut myself off. I can't wait to get around and see everyone's blogs and what you have been up to.

The future is full of potential and I'm excited.

Talk to everyone soon.

18 comments:

  1. Hooray! You're back! Lean and mean writing machine. It's good to see you blogging again. When I finally started blogging again after a 1.5-year break, I felt like I'd found myself again. Go, you!

    Lol, I just realized I must have seen this post about ten minutes after it went live. No, I'm not stalking you.

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    1. Lol, darn, it would have been cool to have a stalker. I do feel like I have found myself. It has me really excited.

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  2. That is so cool that you have found yourself. I'm finding it is a life long journey to find me and it feels so good when another piece is uncovered. So happy for you

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    1. I agree, it will take my whole life to know all I can, but every piece is so important.

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  3. It's super edited lol Love it! (and the book!!) Glad you're back and ready to jump in with full force! Do eeeeeeeeet! :D

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  4. I can be your stalker. I have your email address memorized.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Hi Brandon,

    Sorry, dude, I wont be your stalker! :) I totally understand the burnout situation. The main thing is that you gently get back into the groove, good sir. Welcome back and have fun.

    Gary

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    1. Hey it's cool I can't have everyone. lol Thank you.

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  6. This sounds incredible. I'd been wondering how you were doing. Congratulations.

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    1. Yeah it was a long time away, but I really needed it. Good to be back and good to see you again, sir.

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  7. Glad to see you around, whoever, you are. and delighted you have yet another book in the works. Wondered where you had got to Brandon.

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    1. Lol, I am a stranger, but a friendly one.

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  8. Howdy, Mr. Ax. I hope everything works out for you. My blogging's been iffy the past 2.75 years or so, off and on, but I have a little bit of traction going now. Best of luck with your new you in the new (and old) world of blogging.

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    1. Yes, I know how that is. I am glad you found some traction, I hope to find it myself.

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  9. This sounds wonderful and exactly what you need. Sometimes a break is the best thing we can do - and then we come back with a renewed sense of purpose and it's more clear where we are headed. Congratulations on your two books - and I'm excited to see what else is in store for you! :)

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    1. Thank you. I agree I needed to refocus.

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