Admittedly, I haven’t experienced success in terms of what many in the publishing business deem success. But I have experienced enough, for myself, to know that I am on the right road.
Every time, I hear from one of my readers about how they are re-reading one of my books, it takes me to heights I cannot begin to explain. The books that really resonate with us, those are the ones we re-read. And, the fact, that I have a few supporters who not only supported me by purchasing the book once, but who continue to read my words…that’s a feeling I enjoy. So, no, I haven’t sold a million copies. And, no, I haven’t made the bestseller list. Yet. I have reached a new level in my writing career, though. I have to acknowledge that.
Many things inspire me to continue writing: rejection letters (especially form rejection letters), the voices that I continue to carry with me (the ones who share their stories), and those people who have supported me so far.
I won’t paint my picture any differently than it is because I love the view from where I am. No one forces these people to seek me out to tell me that they enjoyed the poetry book and have dog-eared some pages because they love the poems so much (I do this as well), nor is anyone forcing them to message me and say, I’m re-reading Tattered Butterfly Wings again because I can totally identify with this character or that character. I begin every day feeling renewed with inspiration to work toward my writing goals, and today is no different.
It’s hump day people. Keep going because there’s no telling what’s waiting for you on the other side.
Peace & Love,
And, just a reminder: I’m giving away two copies of Tattered Butterfly Wings. There’s four days left to enter the drawing. Just visit my author’s page on goodreads.com for a chance to win.