The start of the next chapter can seem intimidating. I asked myself over and over again how to start after such a long break. It’s because my blog has been abandoned for a while, but it wasn’t because I didn’t care. I have been busy but I never stopped writing. I believe blogging is a great exercise for writers and aspiring writers, though it does not need to be public. It is useful because it helps you keep your ideas flowing through your fingers and encourages creativity. But yes, busy, in fact, I was busier than ever with work, family issues, travel and writing. The past year has been a rollercoaster. Maybe it was too much of everything. I had some personal achievements but also losses. There were many changes. Yes, changes. Because in our lives they are inevitable. Life takes its natural course and you can only ride that wave as it comes. My attitude towards life was completely altered by an internal shift in perspective – nothing looked the same anymore. What truly matters to me? What makes me happy? These questions took on new meaning for me.
Spring has finally sprung and although it has yet to settle down completely, I am welcoming it with open arms. Winter may be a time of reflection for many, but I prefer springtime. I reflect on the past year and how I want the rest of the year to be. There are some plans for this year regarding writing. My book SANTIAGO will be re-launched in my country this year. Logistics made it impossible for me to launch it officially. My book has also been translated into German. I love the German version, but I’m still planning the release. I hope to update shortly. I intend to attend at least one writers’ conference and an international book fair. And sure, I just keep writing, learning, training and improving as much as I can. I will release some of the writing from the past months here on my blog. This website is also getting a well deserved update soon. Ah, by the way, I am working on my second book which keeps me very excited. I loved the experience of my first book, but I am seeing an entirely different direction in my writing with this upcoming one. I guess I have a year’s worth of learning from editors and writing teachers, but also constructive critiques. I am putting what I learned into this new project. That is all for now.