February is shaping up to be a very quiet month for me, work-wise. The downside of this is that I won’t be making much money over the next four weeks. The upside, however, is that it gives me a lot of free time, which I’m using to work on my voodoo book, and to work on the second draft of my fiction novel.
My favorite place on the internet, uabmagic.com (which plays Disney park music and has a wonderful online community), is closing down operations at the end of this month. Someone in the community posted the following link from Walt Disney, and I thought it was appropriate for me, as I look at my career and ask, “What’s next?”
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” –Walt Disney
As for me, good timing helped me get the contract to write my book of Georgia Ghost Stories. That single project prompted my publisher to ask me to write Everyday Voodoo for the Home and Office. Who knows what’s next as I “keep moving forward”?
I’m also reminded of my favorite quote, which comes from The Fellowship of the Ring:
“Not all those who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien
I think it’s an apt description of my career: I may not be taking a traditional path, but I’m definitely getting somewhere. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get myself to the library to continue research for my next book!