..and it's not why you think. Before, I used to stay up at night worrying just about anything I could worry about. Last night was different. I got a notification on my phone as I was laying in bed. It was the announcement that my short story, Always and Forever, is going to be published by Hot Tree. Amazing right?
It got me to thinking. This time last year I was secretly writing Beautiful Masterpiece, Book One in the Thin Red Lines Series. I just didn't think my writing was good enough. So why share it with anyone? How quickly that all changed. Since then, Beautiful Masterpiece was picked up by Hot Tree Publishing and released February 20. The second book, Beautiful Sacrifice comes out late summer and now, I have the short story being publishing this summer as well. So last night, I wasn't up worrying, I was up smiling and trying to fight off some stories in my head that since I gained some self-confidence, seem to speak to me on the regular.
I guess I just wanted people to know that all you need to succeed is belief in yourself, the rest falls into place. It might not happen right away, but it will eventually-and boy is it worth the wait.
I can't dream of a time when I didn't write, didn't escape into a world I've built in my head. This is my new constant. The life of a writer.