No longer just thoughts on a napkin

For those of you that really know me, you are aware that I have some pretty crazy dreams, really, really weird dreams.  Up until now I’ve just typed them up in random word documents titled Dream 1, Dream 2, etc… well now I finally get to say I’m writing a book!  I’ve had an idea for the past 6 months that has really captured me, so much so that I find myself feverishly typing random thoughts in my iNotes on my iPhone, throughout the day.  Recently though I’ve gotten stuck and can’t figure out where to go from here, but I think I finally had my “Aha” moment and feel a little more confident in myself.

Tonight I attended a “writing clinic” at the Porter Public Library, given by a local author Natalie Palmer.  Before attending I read her book, Second Kiss, and I was amazed at how well it was written, as I looked more into who she was I discovered that she was not much older than I was and that her background and personality was much like mine, at that moment she sort of became an inspiration to me.  If she could do it so can I.   Shortly after I finished her book I read another book called Divergent, written by Veronica Roth.  It was incredible!  What a unique idea and so well written.  As I flipped to the back flap of the book there was a picture of Veronica staring back at me and she was so young!  I googled her and I found out she was 22 YEARS OLD!!!! Three years younger than me and already published an incredible book that was getting rave reviews.  How incredible and inspiring these two young women are to be so accomplished and to do something that they set their heart and mind to.

After attending the “writing clinic” tonight I now have a rekindled fire inside me to take my thought on my “napkin” and make it real, bring my book to life.  I can’t thank these two women enough for giving me that proverbial kick in the pants to get me going again with my writing, I’m sure they don’t know they have done this and they may never know but when I finish my first book I’m going to make sure and save two spots in the credits for them.

Enough rambling for one night.  I just wanted to share my excitement with you all and now I am done.  Definitely check out the books below you wont be disappointed!

Second Kiss by Natalie Palmer Fantastic Read!

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Great book can't wait for the next one ;0)

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