A few hours ago, I hit ‘send’ on one of the most important emails of my life. That’s right, I sent my manuscript to my editor and I will not be touching or even reading it while she has it.
What do you all think I should do now??
Well, I think I should start on the sequel! Genius, right? The first book leaves off on an…emotional scene. So it is only right that we start the sequel with a bang!
In other news, although I haven’t mentioned it for some time, if anyone would like to donate any care packages to a soldier, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of the brave men and women here don’t receive as much as others so every little thing counts.
I hope that people are gaining something in going through this experience with me. I hope that you look at me, some soldier who had an idea and ran with it, and realize that you can do the same. Have a dream, feed it ambition, and TAKE OFF!
I am no more special than you all. There is no magical occurrence that somehow made me able to follow my dreams.
It is within each and every one of us. Sometimes you just have to look for it. Mine just happened to slap me in the face (in the form of a Disney princess coloring page).
One day, a few friends and myself found ourselves with some free time. We decided to color! Don’t ask.
Before this, I’d been mulling over the idea to write again. A few years ago, I tried and it didn’t end well. I made simple rookie mistakes. And while I still am a rookie, I had a story I wanted to share.
So when I printed out Ariel from The Little Mermaid, it hit me. A mermaid. That was it, it just pretty much fell into my lap (unlike the title that I’m still trying to perfect).
I do want to say that my book does not resemble Disney’s creation at all. So please Disney, do not sue me. I couldn’t afford it.
I still have the very picture. 🙂
P.S. Currently playing Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) by the Glee Cast. I am a major Gleek! Someone ask Lea Michele if she ever got my fan letter!
All my love,