When I started working on my author website, I had asked a friend for advice on content. Write about how you got started she said. People always want to know. I hope she’s right because here it is.
My journey to publishing was one of those amazing but true stories. I never thought about writing a novel until June 2009 because I honestly didn’t think I could write one.
Daughters Who Walk This Path started out as a poem I wrote at a difficult time. It became a manuscript that took just about a year to write. In 2010, the manuscript landed me a top-notch New York agent and in 2011, a publishing deal from Penguin Canada.
My path to publishing was miraculous to say the least and as I now dream of writing other stories, I remind myself to see this journey as a marathon not a sprint. There’s still so much to learn.
While you’re waiting for the call that will catapult you into writing success, please continue to work on your craft. These hard times demand near perfection of writers, Still, write your truth. It’s what will make you stand out.
Also, live your life to the fullest. Life’s experiences provide lots of materials for writers so don’t cheat yourself. Most nights, it’s just you and a blank page. Don’t let it win. For hard days, surround yourself with people who’ll cheer you on. Positive energy fosters creativity.
When you do receive the call from that literary agent you’ve been dreaming of, stand still and enjoy the moment. After all the hard work, you deserve it. All the best!