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Redesigning my life goals and friends flying in!

There is never enough time in the day, but that's what great writing friends are for!

Hong Kong skyline
Danica and her husband Ahbi are visiting from Hydrabad!

I'm under the gun yet again for another novel (25 chapters to write by September 5th...) and while I do love writing, and it keeps my soul alive, it can be a huge time sink.


Why do I have so many life goals?!


I am not one of those people who can crank out 10 chapters in three hours. I also need to remove all the distractions anyone could conceivably think of when I write.


App to lock my phone down: Installed

Cold Turkey blocker on my laptop: Implemented

In a room with no other screens: I'm officially a cave goblin.

This is actual footage of me trying to concentrate. I am Grimace.


Sometimes I wonder if I've just lost my mind with all the things I want to excel at.


I want to write successful novels and help review and promote other authors who do as well. I also want to see my friends, keep in contact with loved ones scattered across the world, and continue my pursuits in martial arts and the gym.


That's not even mentioning my full-time job, sleep, and a massive amount of meal prepping because I can't afford to eat out for lunch every day in Hong Kong

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Somedays my head spins with the goals I want to accomplish, and how to figure out where to put my time, energy, and money.


That's why having friends like Danica is so important to me. Sometimes all we need is just to zoom out to see all the progress we've made so far, and not focus on the progress we have yet to make.


Bill Gates once said (controversial I know, but he has a good point here):

"People overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in 10 years.”

I don't have it all figured out, but talking with Danica about her upcoming wedding in December, and just going outside and getting on the Star Ferry to

Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry View
View of Tsim Sha Tsui from the Star Ferry

I just have to keep remembering that it takes little steps, and what I do now won't be as good as what I can do five weeks, five months or five years from now.


I am very excited to be making progress on my novel, my blog posts, and working towards goals that are important to me alongside my supportive friends.


Thank you all who are supporting me now, and everything you've done to help me so far. I'll make it one day, until then its just one step in front of the other, and mountain after mountain to climb.


Until again, your favorite indie author living in Hong Kong is keepin' on keepin' on, please leave a comment on what you're slowly working towards!


Making my way through the Paper Hurricane!


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