It’s easy to spread the love and be positive when things go your way. I do my best to keep my head up no matter what. Even so it’s always nice to get an extra boost.
This morning I woke up to a warm breeze, the birds were singing, and a notification that my children’s book, “The Golden Rule,” just received another New Apple Award. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Things have been a bit rough behind the scenes here, and with yesterday’s tragedy, I do feel some guilt at enjoying myself. But what better way to combat anger and hate than by spreading love and positivity?
There is only so much we can control in our writing, in our lives. Working to add whatever bright spots in the world as I can is what makes me love life.
I now have 2 New Apples under my belt. What makes this one different? The previous award was a smaller summer e-book competition. This new addition is for the best overall 2017 Children’s Inspirational book.
Just seeing my work out there gives me more energy to create. The flood of praise and positive reviews has been overwhelmingly encouraging. Awards just add some extra shine to everything.
Like every writer I doubt myself. I question the purpose of every story I work on. Sometimes it’s hell and sometimes it is the height of living. I’m determined to maintain a balance and remain critical of myself while also appreciating all of the opportunities that open up for me.
I have 2 more award submissions sitting next to me right now. They’re sitting on my desk, staring as I type. I have no idea what is to come of them, but I like to take chances.
Writing is always a gamble.
As a word addict, I’m willing to try and beat the odds.