Glass Half-Empty or Glass Half-full?
I consider myself a glass half-full person, but there are times when I plunge into the deep end of glass half-empty. Concern for loved ones will do that, and health issues can shift me off-center. And then I stop and realize those concerns are totally out of my control. Worry isn’t positive. It can, in fact, cause a person to lose sight of all the many, many good things in his or her life.
Even though it’s late in the month for resolutions or goals for 2023, thinking positive is my year-long mission. I want to refocus right away if I drift into the never-never land of worry.
Ways that I refocus: prayer is number one, journaling is next, followed by seeking the confidence of a trusted friend or family member. Distraction (staying busy, movies, writing books, reading) works to some extent as does staying active, which for me is walking in the neighborhood.
One thing’s for sure, I am super glass-full to the brim over the recent launch of SNUFFED OUT, A Magic Candle Shop Mystery, book 1, writing as Valona Jones. Thank you, everyone, for helping pull off this amazing launch. (Be sure to review your copy!)
Now that the immediate frenzy of marketing is returning to manageable levels I’m rolling up my sleeves to get book two, IN THE WICK OF TIME, through the production chain and ready for launch in late summer/early fall. I’m also on the verge of submitting book 3 for consideration by Crooked Lane Publishing. Then I will soon be working on ideas for book 4 in the series.
I love writing mysteries and as you saw above, writing is one of my coping mechanisms if I inadvertently fall off the happy train. Into which category do you fall mood-wise? Glass half-full or Glass half-empty?
If you’d like to know more about author Maggie Toussaint aka Valona Jones, visit her WEBSITE.
Posted in Let's Talk, with Maggie Toussaint • Tags: Glass Half-full or Glass Half-Empty?, Let's Talk, Maggie Toussaint, Snuffed Out, Valona Jones | 16 Comments