24 Aug AUGUST 24, 2017
Two years. How time flies when you finally stop denying the fire that fuels your soul.
August 24, 2017. The day my dream finally came true. It only took fifteen minutes after I hit “publish” on CreateSpace for KLS-9 to go live on Amazon. Fifteen minutes to open a whole new world.
In two years, I’ve learned that NaNoWriMo is NOT for me. My eyelids are still twitching. Long headache short – I will NEVER DO THAT AGAIN.
In two years, I’ve written and released KLS-9’s younger sister SABRE-6, and started the baby of the family (or is it?) better known as EDEN-1.
In two years, I’ve conquered my raging introverted nature and have done several interviews. And they’re not half-bad, if I do say so myself.
In two years, I’ve finally stopped overthinking short stories. My first one in twenty years or more is coming out in Breaking Rules Publishing’s magazine (The Scribe) in September. And they want more of my work.
In two years, I’ve gained a social media presence. Small compared to a lot of writers, but if you know me, it’s huge. The #WritingCommunity is a blessing to me, and I hope they all know that.
I’m learning, I’m growing, and I promise I will get better at this. I’m taking the advice I give out now to any up-and-coming writer who needs it. Don’t stop. If you can’t walk away from writing, then it’s your calling. Don’t. Stop.
Happy book birthday, y’all. Anyone want some cake?