This photo always serves to remind me that about two weeks or so before it was taken, I permanently left an abusive relationship.
“I didn’t protect my kingdom.
That had been my biggest mistake.”
What follows is a deeply personal and raw account. I lost my belief. Stopped writing. And writing this is helping me regain what I lost.
I received an email saying that I had been selected as a finalist. I am 1 of 8 chosen finalists.
The news both astounded me and filled me with ire; ire at myself.
But it has given me the greatest gift, the gift I didn’t know I needed and I am moved beyond words. (Click for full story)
Excerpt (click title to read the whole thing):
I want to touch a reader’s life like mine has been touched. If I do what my favorite author of all time has done for me, for just a single person… only then have I succeeded. And I won’t feel accomplished until that day.
I write for many reasons, but this is my driving force.
A continuation on things I learned while having my work critiqued and have really stuck with me.
What is your writing style? What is your voice? How can you find yours? How do you know yours? Here are my insights on this topic.
Summary: My last post on books that shaped me. This time, kids books! Oh, God, these bring back memories!