One of the problems of having an imagination is that you also become burdened by the “what ifs.”
What if I made that decision instead? What if I went with that agent or publisher? What if I didn’t lose that contact?
The trick is not letting these “what ifs” become regrets. And for me that is many times hard to do. I can’t put my finger on it exactly, but many times in my career I’ve made decisions more out of my own “vision” of what I wanted to be, as compared to the opportunity in front of me. And in all of those moments I have walked away wondering if I had just shot myself in the foot.
Here, let me give you an example… We’ll start with one of the funny ones… Continue reading