Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm early - good news!

Firstly, I know it's not my day to blog, but I'm not going to be on the air on Wednesday, so I thought I'd just sneak in with a little bit of good news.

As most know, I had a hard time writing my last novel. I started a different book and ended up scrapping it about 40,000 words into it. Then I started another book and had a deadline extension...well, the good news is that my writing mojo has come back!!! I finished the book and submitted it to my publisher with a week to spare of my deadline!


I tell you, when I lost my way a little there, I was freaked. I've never had it happen to me before now. But when i look back on that time, I realize that the first half of the year started out hard - a sick cat, her eventually being put to sleep which broke our hearts, and then I seemed to come down with one yucky wog after another as well as hurting my back. Yep, it was a hard time.

Well, I worked through it, because my philosophy is that you can't go back, you can only go forwards, so I kept plodding onwards, and yes, the light was at the end of the tunnel and I've come through into it.

Hard times come to us all, and they vary in their severity, and what seems light to one person is heavy to another. Be kind to yourself, acknowledge when you're having a hard time, and keep placing one foot in front of the other. Eventually you'll step out of the tunnel and into the light.



Skylar Masey said...

Congratulations Angela! That's wonderful news!

Savanna Kougar said...

Hi Angela, keep on, keeping on as we used to say in the ancient days. Congrats on finishing!