Hello world! Today I have the most amazing, wonderful, incredible, life altering news: I am officially a writer. My dream is coming true!
I’ve wanted to write for so long, yet I let my fears hold me back. I made excuses. What if I failed? What if I couldn’t actually make a living at this? I can’t imagine anything else I want to do with my life, and the fear of not realizing my dream paralyzed me from taking action for entirely too long. Because that’s the thing, you know: if you never try, you can never fail. On the flip side, it also means you’ll never know success.
This week I did it. I took the plunge. I had written a short story some time ago and I finally worked up the nerve to self publish it on an online platform. I didn’t think about it. I just did it. And you know what happened? In the first day of its release it’s already gotten two sales.
This means I am a writer. I have officially sold a published work of mine. I just want to keep going. Of course two sales is certainly not going to allow me to quit my day job just yet, but to me it signifies that I can do this. That I am doing this. This is the start of a whole new chapter in my life: Marie Finally Begins To Make Her Dreams Come True.
This does tie in to the gluten free challenge, in a way. For the past few months I have written here diligently. I’ve written when things were going great, and when things were not going so great. I’ve written when I felt I had nothing left to say. It’s made me consistent and focused and scheduled, and those are all qualities I need to develop to excel in my professional life.
I haven’t cried this much in ages. I’m about to cry just feeling all of these things. I haven’t been this overjoyed since I don’t even remember when. I feel great, and I hope you do too.
Until next time, be kind to yourself.
p.s. My book is available for purchase here, but fair warning to Iris' family-oriented readers. This is an erotic book and is intended for adults only. I wasn't even going to post the link here, but Iris said I should. :)