I've realized that aside from the books themselves, my life is on an interesting path new writers as well as my readers may find interesting. As a freshly published novelist, less than a year out, I'm learning a lot by watching those ahead of me on the road. The biggest lesson so far -- calm down, take a deep breath, and look around. See where you are, figure out where you want to be, point yourself in that direction and start walking. It's good advice going into a convention center, onto a stage, or just life.
No more over-thinking.
I am going to let my instincts guide me as I write the third novel, and as I deal with major changes in my life over the last year. They got me this far, as I try to remind myself. They can get me to the next step, if I am clear on what it is.