A few really wonderful things happened this week. Let’s see, in order of importance, hubby had a birthday, number one daughter had a birthday, I typed The End to JADED! um, THE HARD STUFF went back for a THIRD printing!!!! and well, I received some very reassuring news from my agent that I’ve been kind of on pins and needles about. I started REDEMPTION last night. I love this story. My agent loves the concept, my GF’s love it, hubby is on board, and well, I just can’t wait to see it in print.
Something else wonderful happened this week.
I hit my writing stride.
You know when you’re working out? You begin your stretches then get on the treadmill, and start walking? Or running. Then somewhere during the process, your hips loosen, your stride gets stronger, your breathing regulates and your power picks up? And you feel like you can run for miles? That is where I am. I feel strong, capable and ready to go for as long as this body and brain can go.
For the very first time since I began this journey as a writer, I finally feel like I have what it takes to endure, and I want to endure. Half way through JADED I felt something happen with my writing. With the characters. With the story. It all just clicked. Then I took Margie Lawson’s workshop, and everything from that point in time just magically fell into place. It was always there, but somehow I wasn’t getting it. I get it now. All of these things along with a few personal epiphanies have opened the door to the sunlight.
I’ve written a lot of books. But it took JADED for it all to click. I guess I’m a late bloomer, but better to bloom late than not at all.
How about you? Where are you on your personal writing graph?