Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I did it!

Last night at 11:41 pm, I accomplished something I have been dreaming of most of my life. I finished my first novel. The feeling of accomplishment is something I cannot explain. I'm so excited!

I've known I wanted to be a writer since I was in the sixth grade. It's in my blood. I have boxes and boxes of things that I have written that no one has read. It's always been private. As I approached 40 I became determined to realize my goal. I knew I was ready, so I sat down and started putting paper to pen. The ideas flowed easily, like they always do and my baby was born.

After I wrote the last word on the page, I was filled with so many positive emotions that I cannot put it into words. I've spent a lot of my life doubting myself and not thinking I was good enough. Usually, I cry tears of joy when something good happens in my life. This time, I was so happy that I didn't feel like crying. I felt like celebrating.

I fell to my knees and thanked the Lord for blessing me with the talent and creativity that allowed me to even think about writing a book. I asked for the strength to do the work that will be required to see my baby all the way through to publishing.

I'll admit i'm a little scared, but i'm ready. It's time for me to share my work with the world.

8 comments:

SLC said...

You go Strongblkwmn! You delivered a beautiful baby easily cause God had your back. And to think, this is only the beginning of what He's doing for you and through you.

Here's my scripture for you today:

Be confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will (continue to) perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1:6

God Bless You Sis
SLC

Keith said...

I am so happy for you. We have so much in common...We both have writing in our blood. This is what we were born to do. I haven't written the great American novel yet like you, but you have given me the inspiration to try..God Bless you in your quest to get published and know that you have a
built in fan in me.

Stacye said...

May the Lord be Praised! I as well am so happy for your accomplishment! SLC said it perfectly with scripture. This is just the beginning, get ready because you are about to blow up! I can't wait to read every page...WAY TO GO SIS!

Peace and Continued Blessings,
Stacye

Strongblkwmn said...

Thanks! I'm still amazed that I actually finished. I often wondered why I never finished any of the novels I started before and now I know that it just wasn't time. I'm so ready now. I feel like God has prepared me for the work ahead.

SLC, I put the scripture in a place where I can see it every day.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

We all have a story in us. I'm so very happy that yours is out! I hope that your family supports your dream and that it inspires someone you know or don't know to pursue theirs. We unknowingly lead people to do things that didn't know that they were capable of.... You all have inspired me to do many things! Congrats and love, peace and continued blessings! Remember we are on God's time table and he brought this to light!

Vivrant Thang said...

KUDOS!!! I can only imagine what that must feel like. I look forward to what comes next because this is just the beginning.

The Fitness Diva said...

Congrats and best of luck, girl!
I'm pulling for you! Let me know when you get your promotional materials for the book, and I'll put a link to it on my blog!

Proud of you! :)

City Home Accessories said...

congrats girl! i'm proud of you!