Timing is everything. I always knew I wanted to write. In order to be a writer, you have to write. So, I wrote. I got impatient when my publishing career wasn't launching when I thought it should, so I just kept writing. Now that I have publishing contract, I look back and realize, I had to go through some stuff in which to have certain material to write about. If I wanted to write the books I wanted to read, I had to live life a little. While I write fiction, it's still real
If you wanna be a writer ...
You have to write. Every day. You have to study your craft. You have to be a lifelong learner. You have to also be a proofreader, editor, project manager, blogger, social media marketer, public relations professional, and more. There are no shortcuts. Writing is central. It is the foundation. None of the other stuff matters if you don't write. You don't have to take every piece of advice you get, but some advice you get may be helpful. But a lot won't. I've found this career
The Mystery of Timing
Timing. It's a mystery. I knew at 15 writing was my thing. It's what I studied in college. It's what I wanted to do professionally. It took me five years into my professional working career to get on that path exclusively. After achieving that goal, I set a new one: get published. That goal took me nine years. So here I am. While I'm thankful my path to publication was long, as I learned a lot, stretched my creativity, and improved my craft, there are other things on my life
Love this quote. There's truth to it. Writers experience things and write about it. Writers dream about things and write about it. Writers love to tell stories and write about it. It's what we do. Each person has a passion for something. Mine is writing, and I love it. This quote makes me look at books differently. As in what inspired the author to write it? Where was she when she wrote it? What did she feel as she wrote it? How did the words flow from her mind to shape a sto
Feel Your Way
One spontaneous decision in college led to a road trip with no map and no plans. I just drove and let the pavement carry me to an undetermined destination. Where I felt led. Completely out of my comfort zone. And it was one of the most relaxing times I've ever had. There were no expectations. And I couldn't be disappointed because there were no plans. No plans meant I could enjoy the moment as it happened. Writing has been a bit like that for me. I knew at 15 I wanted to writ