Half of being a writer is waiting. There’s always 1 more day, one more edit, one more submission. If you sit around waiting for your latest piece to find its home with readers, you’ll get left behind. Part of the process is keeping busy. Never stop.
If you get writer’s block (something I wish I could have at times), work on something else. When you feel like quitting, get up and go to your bookshelf and just LOOK at all of the works. Know that everyone doubts themselves at times, and eat something or take a walk.
I’ve been forgetting to eat and sleep lately. It’s become a bit of a problem being that all I wanna do is spend time with my kids and work. The adventures between writing sessions keep me alive-quite literally nowadays.
People often ask, “What are you on?”
I am addicted to words. What they convey, really. The fact that everything we communicate starts inside and somehow makes its way out still amazes me. Getting to work as a writer and author is a privilege and a constant struggle.
It’s hard on relationships, and even harder on one’s psyche at times. BUT, reaching out to others and hearing their stories, THAT keeps me going. Not everyone can sort through their thought easily. Sometimes we need to hear it from someone else, or relate to their work to better understand ourselves and the world around us.
My next children’s book is coming out tomorrow.
I wrote it 3 years ago but it is exceptionally relevant to societal, political, and spiritual issues that many of us over-complicate every day. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe, or where you come from, all that matter to me is how you treat yourself and others.
And that’s why I wrote it.
I’m probably one of the most imperfect people out there, but I always feel like I’m on the right track when connecting with other through love and respect. Yeah yeah, now I sound like a hippie and some people love that, others will tune me out because of it.
Call it what you want, but my body of work isn’t about classifications and labels. (Silly being that my stories are always crammed into a genre by publishers haha)
Balance has always been my aim. If my stories can help others get to their balance, then I’ve succeeded. Best of all, I love it when other people’s stories help me. Writing is an exchange, a network of understanding.
I only hope I can live up to all the expectations out there. haha