This week I’m celebrating my writing.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for the longest time- since 1995, in fact. But after getting sidetracked and procrastinating with occasional bursts of inspiration and actual writing, I feel I’m back on track.
I had decided to be a picture book writer a few years ago since I had a character in mind. And, it was only recently that I decided that I didn’t need to be the illustrator as well. It was difficult to let go of all that images I had in my head. I will just trust the more talented hands of illustrators once it finds a home.
Relinquishing the visuals allowed me to focus on the stories. I completed the manuscript of a picture book I’m super proud of. I’ve been letting others read it to give me feedback. I even attended a critique group last night.
I appreciate all the comments I’ve received so far. I can’t wait to polish my work so it’ll be ready to send out. As an added bonus, I feel outright creative. I’m going to continue writing stories while I wait to get picked up and published.
This is the life I’ve been dreaming of. I’m glad to be living it.
My Audio/Video Pick of the Week is the “Nothing Without Love” music video by Nate Ruess.
What are you celebrating this week?