I had a bit of a medical scare this past weekend. Though in all likelihood it was nothing, there’s nothing like a real or imagined brush with mortality to bring one’s life into sharp focus. Over the course of the past few days, I seriously questioned whether I should continue writing—or, more accurately, whether to persist in self-publishing and marketing my books when they aren't selling as well as I would like. I kept coming back to the question I posed in my last blog—why? (As in, ...

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