With only weeks to go until my second book is published, I can't help but reminisce a little bit about my journey these past few years, especially since I'm also being asked by other people what feels different this time around. So I wanted to share what it feels like to publish a book.
The more we write, the more we submit, the more we tell our story, the more we show up … the more practiced we become in the entire craft.
I’m not one to normally make assumptions. Yet I’m confident in expressing my belief that if you’ve been writing for a while, you’ve probably found yourself stuck on more than one occasion. Along with yours, my hand is most certainly raised. It’s a byproduct of the writer’s life, I’m afraid. Creative knots are totally normal, completely frustrating, and naturally, predictable in their unpredictability.
Over Easter weekend my parents were visiting, so we packed up the car (dog included) for a family trip to Asheville. This mountain town has been on my list to visit ever since we decided to make the move to North Carolina, and I’m already scheming up ways to get ourselves back there soon. Read on for more of the books I’ve recently finished reading.
I have a whole theory about writing that involves doing it in margins—short windows of time that add up to a whole lot and over the past few months, I’ve tweaked some things in my schedule and discovered ways to carve out time for reading in the margins, too. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.