Some people don't like change. It can take time that they don't have to make those changes happen. Or maybe the change is a life altering one and it takes time to adjust to the idea. Sometimes people just refuse to accept changes because they like the way things are. Some changes can even be small and still be scary. But even a small change can sometimes make a big difference in someone's life.
I waited a long time for a small change to come into my life. Three years into my wait, I was nervously eager for that small change to happen. Then a major setback occurred and I ended up waiting another two long years just wondering if that change would ever arrive. Finally in October of 2011 a small change happened that I was beginning to doubt would ever occur. Such a small change...just one little gold bar added to the others...but what a difference in the realms of possibilities that small change made in my life.
In June of last year, another change happened. It literally turned my world up on it's side as I struggled to adjust to the new change in my life. After a year of working hard to make this change a positive thing in my life, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully soon my world will be turned right side up again and this change will be a reminder that some changes are for the good.
Writing is like that. This is the age of change and the writing industry is going through many changes, both large and small; so much so that many people are wondering where will all this change take us? How far into the future or will these changes actually set us back? It's scary sometimes to have faith that change will be good, but if change is coming anyway, don't you think how we deal with those changes are just as important as the change itself? We can either accept the changes that come along and make the best of them or we can refuse to acknowledge changes are coming and be left behind to wonder what happened? The choice is ours...