I used to hear that phrase all of the time. “It’s a high-quality problem,” someone would say on Wall Street. It made sense to me. A problem where even the worst consequence is a desirable outcome. I’m not sure if my so-called problems are high-quality or not, but I’m very grateful to have them. Especially if I look back at what I used to worry about. So what my paperback launch didn’t start off how I hoped… So what I have to wait a few more weeks for notes back on my novel… So what I haven’t gotten the news I’m looking for from Hollywood (yet, fingers crossed). All I have to do is remember the voices from the past.
Summer 2010 – Do you know how hard it is to write every day?
Spring 2011 – Do you know how hard it is to get an agent?
Fall 2011 – Do you know how hard it is to sell a proposal?
Winter 2012 – Do you know how hard it is to finish a book in six months?
All of 2013 – Do you know how hard it is to actually sell one book?
Five years ago if someone would have offered me a deal on my future to be where I’m at today, I’d have hit the DEAL button so fast. So why am I sweating today?
It always goes back to focus on the actions not the results. I constantly need to remind myself. Maybe I should get a tattoo because I always forget it. There’s so much to be grateful for. Don’t get me wrong… I don’t want to be soft and lose my drive, I’m still hungry.
Most of my so-called problems always go away when I just sit down and write.