• Mel Stone

Ahhhhh...feels so good.

You know that place. That place where you just melt because it's perfect. For me, it usually involves high altitude, snowy peaks, and ice-cold lakes. But today I found a different spot.

I've been working hard starting down this indie author road. There is SO MUCH to do! And unless you hire everything out, you are the one that does it. For the past few months, I have been researching book covers, book size, interior design, marketing platforms, social media accounts, website design, blogs, platforms, newsletters, and a whole bunch of other headache-inducing tiny details that make my eyeballs bleed. I haven't written a word.

Until today.

Today I slid into my seat and opened my document and looked at the words I'd previously written and felt a moment of absolute exhaustion. Just thinking of all the work that goes into making a book made me want to shut the laptop and go binge Netflix.

But I started reading what I'd written, then I started editing a few sentences, then I started writing. And the words began to flow, and the thoughts and feelings and the excitement came back. That perfect, peaceful feeling of creating and doing what I love filled me, and I felt like I was back on the mountain top.

And that's why I do this.

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