Transitions & Bad Memories of 7th Grade

By Kathy Dunnehoff
first days of schoolIt’s fall. Back to school for my daughters. Back to teaching a class for me. Back to a novel revision that languished during the gorgeous summer.

I’d like to say I do well with transitions. But I don’t.

I don’t even do well with daily transitions. Starting writing is a challenge, because it’s hard to pull myself away from my cozy bed. But once I start writing, guess what? Yep, it’s hard to stop.

I try to remind myself that bumpy transitions are just my way. I get through them and then find my flow again when I get to the next thing. But for months now, I’ve been in the kind of in-between stage that reminds me of 7th grade. (Okay, it’s not that bad. Is anything that bad?!)

I’m an indie author, but I want to bring out a title with a traditional publisher. Sounds reasonable to me, and yet I find myself wondering, questioning, doubting, and generally feeling all elbows and awkward.

I find myself, at this moment in my career, in transition. I’d like to say I do well with that.

But I don’t.

What’s your best advice for weathering the “in-between” moments in life?

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