Hello dear readers,
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. It was unseasonably warm and beautiful here–a nice excuse to get out for a walk and enjoy the fall colors.
I’ve been having this feeling lately…a feeling like things are soon going to change in my life in a big way. I’m not sure why I’ve been feeling this, but it gives me hope.
There’s a lot of work ahead of me. Some tough deadlines to meet in order to get Lost ready for that contest (deadline: end of November) and Dragonfly Summer ready for my beta readers (deadline: end of October). In the meantime, I’ll be training hard for my red prajoud test, which is set for December 17th. Knowing that something good will come of this work–that someone is going to sit up and take notice of my writing–will give me the energy I need to persevere.
So, back to why I’m feeling this way. Could it be due to the fact that I have a wonderful mentor now? Or that I’ve formed valuable connections with other writers? Or that I know so much more about the industry? Maybe it’s that I finished my read-through of Dragonfly ahead of schedule, and I’m really happy with it. It’s probably a combination of all those things, along with one more important factor: you.
Yes, you. When I started this blog in April, I never imagined the outpouring of support and appreciation I’d receive. I didn’t envision having loyal readers from all over the world, people who would take the time to send emails about how much my little daily musings mean to them. You above all else have made me feel like a real writer again, and I thank you for that. Thanks for being here.
Have you ever had a “feeling” about something? Did it come to fruition?
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