Author Journal: Refueling


When a plane prepares to land, there’s always that moment where the engines quiet and the forward momentum slows. The landing wheels come down and, at just the right moment, the back engines roar. A landing can be smooth or bumpy, depending on general conditions and how well the pilot prepares.

I’m about to bring my own “plane” in for refueling. In the past year I’ve pushed forward, often at full throttle. I haven’t reached every planned destination, but I’ve touched most of them. I’ve learned a great deal about writing, editing and myself. Now it’s time to gather my resources so I can start off fresh next year.

Towards the goal of doing more in less time, I’ve cut my work day in half. I’ll take advantage of this time with my engines slowed to further simplify my processes. The landing wheels need to come down. I don’t want to “crash.” It’s all too easy in these transitional times to lose focus and let go of discipline. And that’s too bad, since this time, more than any other, feeds the soul.

Note to Self: Don’t lose your focus when the back engines roar.

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Written by Janalyn Voigt

Janalyn Voigt

As an author I love to escape with readers into creative worlds of fiction in three genres: medieval epic fantasy, historical fiction, and romantic mystery. My aim is to make this website an immersive experience for readers. Care to join us?

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2 thoughts on “Author Journal: Refueling”

  1. It strikes me that that time–when the engine quiets, the forward momentum slows, and the wheels come down, is a rather scary time.

    I remember a pilot once telling me that it didn’t matter how smooth the flight, he remembered the rough landings, and they were enough to spoil the whole flight.

    Blessings on your rest. And it will give me time to catch up on your posts. 🙂

    1. True enough! There’s a certain amount of fear involved in wondering if the wheels will come down. :o)

      You know, I hadn’t planned on taking time off blogging, but you’ve hit on something there. Most people don’t have time to read blog posts in the Christmas season, anyway. I’ll take off a couple of weeks, starting next Monday.

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