Another year has come and gone. If you’re like me, Susam and Lady 304you think back and reflect on the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2014 on both a personal level and globally. I can’t stop thinking about the struggles of others around the world and wishing I could do more to help. Their plight, especially in countries like Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Somalia, Syria, and Iraq, make me feel blessed for what I have in a free, prosperous nation. It makes some of my disappointments of 2014 seem small and petty. In fact, I am ashamed to admit them because they show a selfish and insecure side of me.For instance:
1. I didn’t sell as many books as I had hoped.
2. I didn’t get as many reviews as I wanted.
3. I failed to reach my goal for blog subscribers.
But the good news is:
1. I published two books on Amazon and Kindle.
2. I set up and designed my own website.
3. My website was reached by those reading my blog posts.
So what if I’m not on a best sellers list? So what if I don’t make the kind of money John Grisham makes? I fulfilled my passion. I followed my bliss. I had fun every minute I spent writing. It was a good year, one of the best. If whenever I get discouraged or beat myself up over minor issues, I just say to myself, “So what?”

About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at
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