Sunday, September 7, 2008

It's My Passion

I spent most of my day writing. I'm almost done with my first novel. It's an exciting time for me. Ideas are coming from everywhere. I couldn't keep the smile off of my face as I realized that i'm almost done. I know the real work will begin when I am done, but i'm looking forward to it. I know a couple people who have published their own books and I hope to join their ranks. There's nothing like seeing the fruits of your labor.

When i'm writing I feel so free. It's like nothing else exists. I'm old school. I like to put paper to pen. I'm not a huge fan of writing at the computer. I'm not really sure why. Sitting in a room with a pen and a notebook is organic to me. I love the feeling.

It feels wonderful to have that thing that I love to do. I can sing, but i've never wanted to be a singer. It's not my passion. I like to sing, but I love to write. I don't know what I would do if for some reason I could not longer do what I love. It makes me nervous to even think about it. No matter what the situation, i'd find a way to write.

What an accomplishment it would be for me when I see the final product and my book is done. I've said before that I wouldn't care if I only sold one copy. That's true, but the goal is to make my novels my career. I'm tired of working for other people, especially when I know i'm sitting on the gold mine that is my writing. I'm a humble person, but I know i'm good. I just haven't wanted to say it.

It's time that I acknowledge my talent. It was given to me for a reason. I don't want to be a star, I just want to share my words with the world. It's my calling. I hope that my words can bring joy to someone, or make them smile, or think. I cannot wait to see my book in print. For me it would be the equivalent of an aspiring actress seeing her name in lights. Oh, what a feeling it's going to be. I can't wait to make it happen.


Keith said...

Hey There....Can't tell you how much we have in common as far as the passion for writing and the singing. (I'm an Aries..but I swear I got a few Pisces traits-lol) I love writing. I'm waiting for that "writer's block" people keep talking about...but it hasn't come yet. This blogging thing has just given me a new lease on life.
I haven't written a book yet or attempted to...but I may have at least two books in me somewhere-lolol.Good Luck with the novel.

Strongblkwmn said...

Thank you.

Blogging has definitely helped to keep me going. I'm loving it. I've never experienced writer's block either. It's just something I have to do.

Char said...

Preach girl. I'm excited for you. I know your book is going to do well, and I know this because you rock. Keep up the good work.

Strongblkwmn said...

Thanks sis! And thanks for all of your support. The positive energy always helps.

keysha said...

Hey Tammy, this is Keysha from Cali. How are you doing? Char told me to check out your blog. WOW. I did not know that you loved writing, or that you wrote a novel. Can't wait to read more blogs from you. And congradulations on your new found success.

goldie3030 said...

Hey Girlie,
I believe it's a Pisces thing. I love to write all of my thoughts on paper also, but I've never had a passion for creating a novel.

You have the drive, energy, and passion. With all three you'll do just fine. I'll bet you are going to be one of the top authors in the world. Watch and that's when I'm going to say Tammy I told you so. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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