Momentum is a fun thing. Since the Aurora Win, I’ve seemed to have drawn a lot more attention. The following has been kind of how my schedule has gone the last couple of weeks. I’ve not said everything in here mind you, but enough to give you a sense of how surreal things can get.
Monday Oct. 22nd
New podcast posted.
Wake up and Interview Spider Robinson. Awesome interview and time. Spider is a sweet man enjoying his life, and I can’t wait to share this interview when it’s out.
Got approached from a friend in high school I hadn’t heard from in a long time. Cool to catch up.
Tuesday Oct. 23rd
Woke up to busiest podcast activity ever. Got feedback from a friend for my next book (more on that next blog). Came awake to request to be interviewed. Got memed. Still have nightmares about the one with my face on a banana.
Wednesday Oct. 24th
Asked to do a quote for a book signing and talk to an author dealing with some of their own personal struggles. Never been approached like that before.
Thursday Oct. 25th
Released new column and new podcast. Asked a few people to be column three and got a taker. Woot. Beyond that, got requested to do an interview for next week. Scheduled another interview and did some revising on next book.
Friday Oct. 26th
Had a day off. Woot. Podcast broke 400 plays/downloads in a week. Crazy how things grow.
Saturday Oct. 27th
Interviewed probably one of the most respected publishers as a person. He was beyond class and we sat down and chatted a bit about his life story. Awesome dude.
Attended friend’s concert performance and wanted my opinion. Was a lot of fun to see him in action again and we talked some stuff over. Scored a potential podcast interview in the future.
Sunday Oct. 28th
Did another interview with a good friend of mine. His episode will air sooner than later. Another interview request. Also, finally got back to write club and catch up. Wanted to thank some of them personally for my success.
There was a lot more that happened, but I thought that this would be a neat look at what’s been going on with me the last few weeks. This isn’t a brag so much as a change. Momentum really starts rolling for you. It never stops. I’ve been trying to work a little earlier for the day job. I honestly couldn’t do it. Things were taking my attention more and more with the podcast and the writing stuff that I was happy.
It’s one thing to work and work and work at things. It’s another to see things moving and fires burning. I’m really stoked that this is the way things are going.
I’m going back to When Words Collide here. Saturday night I had a chance to talk to Jonas Saul. For all Jonas has done, he told me that he still felt like he hadn’t accomplished anything. There is something to that thinking. You have to always approach things as if you’re starting from the very beginning. Even though this has been an amazing year for me, I feel like there is still a lot to do.
I’m always a work in progress.
Still, it’s neat to see momentum and things moving. I hope if you’re reading this, you’ve experienced something like this too.