Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Update, News, and Thank You.



I want to thank all of you for your kind words and support with my last post. It’s funny how life really throws you sometimes. And it’s interesting how we each have our foundations that we base our “normal” life off of, and when those foundations are ripped away, it’s difficult to find footing again.

But as you all know, life has a way of opening doors and paving new opportunities—of making things seem not as dark as they are in past moments. And especially as a writer, it’s important to learn how to roll with the punches—to shake them off and only let them push you harder.

I look at all of you and I see such strength. And I see so much good. I think it’s so neat that we each have a story to tell… that we each have magic that only we can create. And I think it’s so easy to lose sight of that. To let others have control over how we feel about ourselves. To let others have power over us. To let them tell us whether we are worthy… whether or not we can make it.

And of course I know this is ridiculous—that no one (or any circumstance) should have that kind of negative impact on us. But I think it’s something I’m getting better at. At least I hope. :)

Just for some news, I have signed with a new agency, and I’m excited to see where this new direction takes me. If you want to read an interview about it, you can read here.

Also, I’ve hesitantly decided to join twitter again, so if you want to reconnect there, here’s my handle: @ShamyMorgan


Any new doors or opportunities come your way? How are you handling the emotional journey? I told my mom I’d write a happier post, so everyone didn’t think I was miserable all the time, so hopefully this counts!!!

Red. Head. Out. :)

38 comments:

  1. Hi Morgan - so often once things settle down .. there's always positives to be found - sometimes the shake-up just needs to let the sediment settle to the bottom .. so we can enjoy the good that life offers us. This is a great post for us all .. and yes it is definitely happier. Good for you with the new agency and I'm popping over now to read all about it ... Cheers and take care and enjoy all things as you can .. Hilary

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  2. Great news about the new agency, and I just started following you on twitter. I look at YOU and see amazing STRENGTH. You are such an inspiration, Morgan. I'm so privileged to know you. :)

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  3. Congrats on the new agency - you are such a superstar! <3

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  4. And thank you for finding me on Twitter again.
    Congratulations on the new agency. Fresh start, Morgan.
    And your sentiments today ring so true. I needed to hear them, after an exchange yesterday left me feeling less than adequate. Thank you, Morgan.

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  5. Morgan my friend!! So glad to see a post from you. I was just thinking of you the other day and wondering how you were doing. Congrats on signing with a new agency. Very exciting :)

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  6. Congrats on the new agency indeed at your feed. Blogland is grand with many great people across the land.

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  7. Congrats. Sometimes fresh starts are just what we need.

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  8. Congrats on your new agent! I love the sound of your book (no wonder it got picked up so quickly!). And yeah, emotions are a very strange thing.

    And I'm glad you're back on twitter. but I understand if you have to put it away for a while...

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  9. Aweshum news, M-Dog! Love you, following you.

    J. Dog. Out. :)

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  10. So happy to hear life is on the up and up for you. We writers must be resilient, right? At least I hope most of us our or...ouch!

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  11. Good news, Morgan, congrats! I'm not that active on Twitter, but I'll add you just the same. Best of luck with your new agency :)

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  12. I think being miserable all the time is underrated.
    Just sayin'.
    Good luck with the new agency.

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  13. You're back on Twitter???!!! *does cartwheels and immediately adds you* :D

    If life were a straight path, we'd get bored or simply quit moving because we'd already know what was coming. Part of the joy of living is knowing that for every turn that leads to disappointment, the next is just as likely to bring us happiness. I know you'll find your way, because you won't give up. You're a stubborn Aries, just like this other guy I know named Jon. :)

    Congrats on finding new partners! *scuttles over to check the interview*

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  14. Good luck with this new direction!

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  15. New agency? Awesome news! Congrats!
    I found you on Twitter...
    Writer In Transit

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  16. Oh, I'm so happy for you, Morgan! I have to agree with other folks here: you are such an inspiration! I'm heading on over to Twitter to find you... :-)

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  17. Morgan, this is the start of something wonderful! I can't wait to see where this new road takes you. *hugs*

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  18. May you enjoy the journey along this new road. I am facing a few bends in the road myself, But everyone is having a harder time than they appear, so I am just keeping mum mostly and bending to smell the roses along the way. :-) May success be your constant companion, Roland

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  19. Whopper congrats on signing with the new agency!

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  20. I love how you put this: "...it’s important to learn how to roll with the punches—to shake them off and only let them push you harder." I need to stick that on a post-it and put it where I can see it all the time. Good luck with this new agency, Morgan, and I hope good things will come from that!

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  21. Morgan-Morgan-Bo-Borgan
    Banana-Fana-Fo-Forgan
    Me-My-Mo-Morgan
    MORGAN!!!

    I just love you! I love this turn of events for you. Love that you've found a new direction, yay twitter, yay YOU! :D

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  22. What terrific news! Congratulations on your new agency.

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  23. Just catching up on what you're doing (nothing over at my place). Good to see forward movement. And I'll follow and give you a tweet, just to break in your new account! And always, much success in your latest direction.

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  24. Nice interview, and congratulations on moving to a new agency! I've been pretty upset I've barely sold any books, in spite of having two out so far, but hopefully sales will eventually pick up once I get the hang of self-promotion, networking, and marketing. The best success stories aren't about a breakneck race to the finish line. That leads to quick burn-out and being forgotten.

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  25. Congrats on the new agent! And welcome back to twitter:)

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  26. I'm happy for you and your new agency. That's awesome. Also, I'm glad that you're feeling a bit better now, and I hope things will just keep getting better for you. :)

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  27. Yet, another surprise....

    At least this one is a happy one. Congrats!

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  28. Congratulations on the new agent! Way to go with your achievements!

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  29. This was very inspiring, and in fact cheered me up. And I am excited to hear about your new agent!!

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  30. Morgan, it's always nice to hear surprising good news! Congrats!

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  31. Keep fighting the good fight, Congrats on the new agency.
    I don't do Twitter. I had a Facebook account, but noticed my wife and I had most of the same friends.
    I abandoned it and let her tell me the juicy details.

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  32. Congrats and hope it opens great doors for you. Twitter scares me. Too much too much!! Maybe one say I'll join the dark side. Hugs!!

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  33. This was very up-beat and positive post. Tell Mom, so it counts. :)

    I am not on FB anymore and I never joined Twitter. I am lucky I find time to post to my own blog. That is my priority anyway, keeping up with my blog.

    Best of luck with the new agency!

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  34. Congrats on finding the new agency! I've always said that finding an agent is about finding the one that's right for you, not the other way around. We went through some agent woes a few years back that left us in misery. Dude promised us the world and then just fell off the face of the earth. Firing him and kicking him to the curb was the best thing that ever happened to us.

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  35. Okay, try again and thank you blogger for eating up my comment.

    Hey Morgan,

    Once again, as I typed before, you can relax because I finally got to your blog. Your post is nice, optimistic one. Delighted about the new agency opportunity. I always like it when you writers find another angle when it seems all the angles are gone. None of that, when one door closes, another one slams in your face! :)

    Yes, I now know you are back on Twiddly Dee or whatever it's called. And Farcebook, vital profile updates are a must. Did I tell you I just finished a cup of cofffe?

    I see your post is dated July 1. Which means, belated Happy Canada Day and that other one, um....got it, a belated Happy Fourth of July.

    Gary :)

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  36. Congrats on signing to a new agency! To get an agent after only 10 queries, you must really have the process down or have made some good connections. I'm so excited for you and wish you the best of luck with getting your book signed with a publisher! I'm glad things are better for you now (I haven't been on the blogs as much recently and just read your previous post). Hope you had a celebratory 4th of July!

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  37. Sorry to be so late to the party.
    I'm glad things are turning around for you. Cheering you on! :)

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