As an author, it is important to communicate my thoughts and ideas to my readers. If I see something in my head, I have to be able to explain it in such a way that a reader can also see it. Once the book is published, I have no idea if the person sees the same exact image as I do. All I can hope … Continue reading The Power of Miscommunication
How many mistakes have I made on my journey to becoming a published author? Hmm, there are too many to name, but I will start with a few lingering ones that will hopefully help someone else when they are looking to get published. My first mistake was FEAR! I was afraid of trying to get published. I was scared to let others read my work. … Continue reading FEAR, my first mistake
I have a confession to make. I’m a fraidy-cat. I am terrified of everything. I am afraid of trying and failing, but not trying is even worse, for that is definitely failure. I tend to hem and haw, and toy with an idea until I make up my mind. Once I’ve decided on something I plow through until it is done. Right or wrong, I … Continue reading Do Not Let Your Fears Defeat You
I duck my head and hold my books close to my chest hoping to go unnoticed. “Hey fellows look who it is, city shitty,” the older boy chants. His words are mimicked by the group of boys with him. All of them are several years older than me. He reaches out and knocks the books from my hands. I blink back tears. Like blood in … Continue reading The Power and The Pain
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