I heard of the 'Virtuous circle' many years ago when it was the buzz word of choice for motivational speakers and employers. Being a die-hard sceptic at the time, I immediately rolled my eyes and ignored it. I was wrong.
My girlfriend is still in hospital awaiting her diagnosis and the outcome of a referral she has asked for. Not a very positive position, you may say but she transferred without aid today. A little information and a huge scoop of positivity has allowed her to begin reclaiming the independence she thought was gone forever.
My own positivity has resulted in a very real job opportunity coming my way. I was offered a start tomorrow (!) morning which has proven an impossibility. I have spoken to my advisor and I am still most definitely on the "hit list" which means they want me in the role and are prepared to wait for me to sort things my end. My telephone will be burning on Monday as I get the various agencies and companies singing from the same hymn sheet. Good times!
That is not the only good piece of news my positive outlook has brought, which brings me to...
The writing side of things...
I have posted a lot recently about the progress of my novels. This was partly to keep people interested in me as a writer and more to convince myself I was still a writer. The sudden surge of acceptances I had when I first began had slowed - I can't knock novels out that quickly, after all.
As a way to defeat any self-doubt and pessimism that was encroaching on my bubble of happy, I wrote a short story for an anthology and submitted it.
I am glad to say 'There Was A Before' has been accepted for the forthcoming 'The Undead War' anthology. I am so happy - a story about zombies in a zombie anthology that doesn't contain a single rotting protagonist.
Keep smiling! Speak soon!