I don’t know about you, but I love a story with a happy ending. Even if, or especially if, the road was tough and there was a lot of hurt and turmoil to overcome, if it ends happy- I love it!
Reading became a passion for me the day I discovered Ramona in the fourth grade. Beverly Cleary became on of my favorite people, I was amazed at how well she understood that growing up was hard and so many of our actions were misunderstood. Someone out there understood and I was comforted by that revelation. From then on, reading was and still is a favorite past time. I have said for years that one day I would write a book, too.
On July 11, 2018, I decided that “one day” had come and by the time our next anniversary arrived I would have written and sold my first novel. By June 17, 2019, that first novel was finished and I am waiting impatiently for one of the agents I have queried to beat my door down, desperate to represent me! But, for what I can control, I have kept that promise to myself and wrote the book.
I discovered something during that process- I LOVE writing the way I LOVE reading. I can’t wait till I can sit back down at the computer and write down the incredible activities of the characters that have come to life. The thrill is just as great as turning the pages of my favorite author. I also figured out that if you are a great at the task of worry, asking “what if” all the time, there is a super good chance that you have the kind of imagination to be a writer.
I have always been a writer and creator. With the four kids all grown, I am in a “second act” and loving creating content for digital marketing, designing websites, and creating book covers.
Thank you for sharing this new chapter with me!