Thursday, April 18, 2013

One Change, A Whole New Existence?

It's funny, isn't it, how much one thing can change your whole life? When I was little and I would run my fingers lovingly over the books in my bedroom (I had sort of a personal "library" of books by the time I was in high school, and it has only grown since then), it didn't matter how much I loved those books or how much I loved the idea of writing my own someday. I still couldn't really imagine I'd ever be where I am now.

It's not glamorous but this writing journey has changed so much of my life - and it's changed me in huge ways as a person.

I still have my days where I feel like this could never happen to me, like I'll never be able to build the kind of huge fan base some others have built. I have days where I wonder what I'm doing, why I'm doing it, if it will grow to the point where I can use it to support my kids in a better way. If I will buy a house, if I will buy cars for my daughters. If I will send them to college, if I will be able to open doors for them that were not open for me.

Will I?? Who knows. None of us can know. Everything can change in a day, a moment.

So I wait. I watch the entries come in slowly but surely in my giveaways. I watch the likes grow slowly but surely on my Facebook author page. I watch the following grow on my Twitter account, just as slowly, just as surely. And I watch sales of my books grow the same way.

With every new like, with every new follower, with every new sale and every review, my life is growing and changing in ways that I never thought possible for me. It's been such an adventure over these four short months (today is my four-months-as-an-author-anniversary), and I can't wait to see the rest of where I'm going.

Thank you so much for following along.

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