Over the past nine months, I have gone on such a crazy ride of self-discovery, plenty of doubt and an unbelievable amount of learning. I am doing something I never thought I would do. Something I never thought I was good at, not really. But here I am. I have three manuscripts written, I finished my first ever Nanowrimo in April and have started my author platform. I am working my way (hopefully) towards success, but I know I still have a long way to go! Despite this fact, I can't help being excited. My goal of publishing my first book this year is close to becoming a reality. I am going to send out my first query letters by the end of the month; and although I fully expect to be rejected, I figure, if I expect it, I won't be disappointed, right? And, it will also push me to improve.
This forum introduced me to so much, and I am forever grateful for it. The welcoming community, the feedback given, the monthly challenges (which, I'm sorry, I've missed a few now) have all helped me immensely. I am still growing and learning, and while I still have plenty of days with little to no motivation, I press on. Every day I feel like I get a bit better, I learn something new. Even if it's just a new word I hadn't thought of using, every day teaches me something.
All that being said, I want to say a big THANK YOU! to all of you who have helped me along the way! <3