I have been informed that this year will mark the year of change. That's what the Mayan teach us, it is not the end, just new beginnings. I feel good about this year. I believe in my husband, my book and in myself to accomplish some things that could deem to be hard. Of course, there are always challenges, but that is what makes life interesting and overcoming the difficult only makes you stronger and wiser to deal with the next issues that come up. That is if you learn from what you experience.
This year I am joining another writing group. It is a national group and it has been suggested to me that when I am ready to write my query letter to agents and publishers, I need to show that I am dedicated to working on my craft. I don't understand why my little writing group isn't good enough, but I guess the big group has more credibility and I chose the national one from going to several meetings and seeing that they touch on all kinds of writing issues, not just the craft, but other things, such as computer and platform issues. This group also has quite a few guest speakers, from authors, to agents, to computer geeks. I definitely need help in all of the above.
I am truly grateful to have had some very supportive friends through this endeavor to show me the right path to go on and to have a successful novel in the end. At first, I fought having to take classes and read books on writing, but I am so glad that I did. I have learned a lot and have met some great and supportive friends along the way.
Today, I will be working on my second novel, yes, for those of you who didn't know, I am writing a trilogy, and the second novel is 3/4 done. I have not touched it for a few months which always give a fresh perspective once you come back to it. Just to give you a hint, Stevie, my heroine, goes to Djenrye. She is captivated by the new world, and loves the fact they still live a simple life, well except for the Rebellion always causing problems, and they have magical abilities.
I look forward to continuing to dive into my Djen world and I can't wait until I can completely share it with all of you.
Yes, life is full of challenges, but I think if you welcome them with the idea that change is always healthy, then you will be successful. To change your attitude and learn to smile and be happy within yourself, will make all the difference in the world. Know that you are worth the struggle!