I heard today that an old acquaintance of mine has terminal cancer. I haven't seen her for years, but have kept in touch with her peripherally all this time. She's younger than me by about 5 years, and as far as I know, has lived a healthy life all her life. She's in stage 4, and the prognosis is obviously grim.
Once again: pause, think, and reflect. Health is the most important thing, followed by financial security, emotional security, etc.
This news came as I was worrying about whether I was releasing too many books too fast. It's a reminder to me:
This is life. It is not a rehearsal. We may not get tomorrow.
I'm going to release the books as I see fit and not worry about 'saturating' the market. I think it can handle 4 books a year.
A timely reminder, albeit a grim one.