Instead, I’m talking about thinking back to what your life was like at some prior point in time. You can remember what you were thinking and feeling, and it seems almost as real as it did back then. It just goes to show you, the mind is a powerful thing!
I’ve been doing a little time traveling recently. I’m getting ready for my appearance at the Get Barking and Dagenham Reading Festival on Friday, and I can’t help but flash back to last year’s festival.
This time a year ago, Dangerous hadn’t even been released yet. I had no idea what people were going to think of it. I had no idea what people at the festival were going to ask me — or even if they would bother asking me anything! I hadn’t seen any real success yet.
This year, though, things are totally different. My second book is about to be released, and I’ve already started working on ideas for my third book. I feel like a “real” author this time around!
After travelling back in time, I realised that the emotions are totally different this time. Instead of being nervous, I’m much more relaxed. I’m looking forward to talking to people about my new book and meeting some of Dangerous’ fans.
However, after flashing back to all of last year’s emotions, I realised that there’s something very different this year — pressure. I’ve got more experience under my belt, but that means I’m expecting more from myself this time. It’s an interesting contrast from last year!
Above all else, though, my time travelling has made me even more grateful. To look back and think about everything that’s gone on in the past year is exciting.
I’m even more excited to see what the next year brings!
If you look back over your last year, what was exciting for you?