Well here we are nearing the end of August. I went for my daily walk and stopped in this little garden and bakery shop to grab a bottle of water. I spotted a basket of candy on the counter filled with Halloween candy. My first thought was, ‘Already?’
Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again. Where did the summer go? This summer was way different for me than pasts ones. This summer I got to meet some really amazing people! I’m actually chatting with authors whose books I have in my ‘Romance Library.’ Seriously, what other kind of stories would I have? And my kindle has so many stories on it not to mention my PC.
Why was this summer so different? I had a goal. Something I had wanted for a long long time. I wrote a romance novel and it was contracted. “A Heart’s Endeavor” isn’t my first. My first novel was rejected by two publishers. I kind of expected that. I knew I was making mistakes. The problem was I didn’t know what those mistakes were. I didn’t expect busy publishers to point those mistakes out, but that’s exactly what happened. So many times I wanted to give up, but I kept on plugging along and Beachwalkpress was right there with me. I was cautioned that it would involve a lot of hard work and it did, but look at what came out of it?
I don’t know what’s going to happen down the road. I do know that what I was taught by my editor will be used to it’s fullest potential in my second story. I know that I’ll still make mistakes. So instead of asking myself, “How did I get here?” I’m going to concentrate on shouting, “I have arrived.”
So, do you have a goal? If so, stick with it. You’ll get there!
Mary, you didn’t just have a goal, you had a dream and that’s very different. Dreams are precious,, they should be cherished and nurtured. Some people have dreams that die on the vine unfilled. You are one of the lucky ones, you swam upstream against the odds and you persevered. I am happy for you that your dream of becoming an Author came true. Welcome to the ranks of published authors. You done good and you should feel a great deal of pride in your accomplishment. Muwah!!@
Yes Benjamin it was a dream, but as I grew older it became as well. To actually accomplish something in my life was what I wanted to do.
Congrats and I’ll forward to seeing the finished product.
Thanks Michel, your post earlier in the week helped me realize what an accomplishment I had made and that instead of fearing that accomplishment I should cherish it. What’s going to happen from here on is beyond my control.
Congratulations to you! You had a wonderful goal and you met it. So many are afraid to even try. Kudos to you, Mary Sue.
Mary, you have such a fantastic goal and I know you will achieve it. You are trying and doing what you want and that is the right start.
You have a wonderful publisher. They saw the potential and guided you to shine as an author. You’ll so great. My first publisher did that for me. She gave me tips, showed me where I was going wrong and worked with me until my book was the best it could be. Congrats and I hope to see much more from you. 🙂
Thanks Shiela! You’re right, I do have a wonderful publisher. Without her I don’t know how far I would have gotten:)