Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

More waiting! February 18, 2011

Well, I went to the breast clinic yesterday. Both consultants who saw me said words to the effect of  it being unlikely to be anything serious, but it was “unusual”.

Somehow, that wasn’t quite as reassuring as I’d have liked! This is one situation where though I’m normally happy to be quirky, I’d be very glad to be normal and boringly usual.

Anyway, the upshot was I had two core biopsies done (not nearly as bad as I’d been afrid they might be at the time, but hurts like crazy still!), and I get the results next Thursday.

No matter what the results, I’m feeling good about making some changes in my life.

I posted today over at the Seven Sassy Sisters about reinventing myself.

My new blog Autumn Macarthur – Love grows in unexpected places, is up, though doesn’t have any posts yet! That will change over the weekend.

BTW, I’m moving all my links over too. If you want your blog or website to be in my blogroll and it isn’t at the moment, please let me know and I’ll gladly add you in!

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No more waiting February 13, 2011

Filed under: General strangeness of life,Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 11:50 pm
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There’s been a lot going on for me this week, a lot of things I don’t really want that have brought me to a decision point. No more waiting.

I’ve realised my sister was right when I started this blog and she commented that it was kinda negative, to be passively waiting for the Call. I didn’t get it then, I do now. I’m gonna be out there chasing that Call instead. Life’s too short to sit back waiting for things to happen.

I’m reinventing myself. My new policy is to say yes to everything, as long as it’s not illegal, immoral, or waaaaay too fattening. Already opportunities and possibilities are opening up for me.

A couple of things triggered this. One was the recognition back around the start of the year that although I had an active web presence, nothing at all linked it to the name I’ll use for my writing. I’m not going to have mulberry, or waitingforthecall on the covers of my books! So I had to reinvent my internet presence sometime this year anyway. But the biggie was finding a breast lump last week. I’m waiting now to have that investigated.

No matter how much I know that the odds are it will be benign, there’s that little voice that whispers “But what if…?” And my answer to that is that life’s too short to live the way I have been living, pushing my dreams to the perifery day after day, eaten up by the resentment my life isn’t how I want it to be. If this lump turns out to be a nasty, I’ll be making some big changes in my life. If it’s not, I’ll still be making changes, but a little slower.

Starting with changing the name of my blog. I’m tired of waiting.

Next post I do will be the last one here, linking to my new blog. Now I gotta go get it set up!