The sociability aspect had not struck me until recently. Having published my first few novels traditionally, it was only when I self-pubbed for the next few that I discovered the solitary life a writer can have. Being part of a group of authors in a publishing house is a very supportive network. I never felt like I was on my own as so many writers complain of. Currently, I do. Very. And so it was a breath of fresh air to actually meet in person and talk to others in the same boat.
The branding of you.
But now it has clicked in my mind, I realise I have choices I can make. I can control the direction of my life, It may be a difficult path or an easier one, but the choice is mine. Maybe not the outcome, but to try and fail is a choice. To not try and never fail... Is that not accepting defeat from the start? Or is the greater happiness to be found in embracing your gifts as they are?
What do you think?