From little things…

While hunting for a new desktop photo from my 2009 writing retreat in New Zealand, just now, I found this shot of my work table and had a realization. See that yellow legal pad? That’s the beginning of As Long As She Lives! It’s on the legal pad because I was working on another novel entirely and I deal with rogue ideas that won’t behave by sketching them out so that I can focus.
NZ Work Area

I didn’t go back to flesh out those ideas until years later, but those few pages were definitely the beginning of what is now the first manuscript I feel is good enough to go out to the world. Those few pages of ideas were all that existed, then. Now, I have multiple drafts – the latest of them has been read and enjoyed by thousands of readers on Wattpad – and I’m working on it with an editor to polish it for submission to agents.
I really need to stop feeling like I’m still at the bottom of the mountain when I’ve climbed so far already!


One comment on “From little things…”
  1. Yes you have climbed so far already…the summit and the incredible view where you can take it all in is fingertips away.Love this photograph – the birth of ALASL.
    Hugs 🙂


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