“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
― Joseph Campbell
I didn’t plan to write a book but that’s what happened. I had always wanted to be a writer and, even as I worked as a Nurse Practitioner, I took writing classes, went to workshops and kept a journal documenting patient stories that one day I would expand and publish. But writing a book was never on my agenda.
I like to think I followed Joseph Campbell’s advice and stayed open to the many possibilities that came my way. And I may have, but not intentionally.
I am pleasantly surprised to find myself a soon-to-be published author.
With the New Year almost here, I reflect on the serendipitous events that supported my literary efforts, including meeting other writers that inspired and encouraged me, finding supporting mentors and willing beta readers.
Somehow what I needed at the time found me.
In 2018, as I journey along the publishing road, I plan to stay open to all the new adventures awaiting me.
Thanks to all of you who follow my Blog.
I wish you happiness, health and contentment in the New Year.
So excited for you! And can’t wait to see the book in 2018. Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays to you, too.
Congratulations on getting published. I will absolutely buy a copy right away, so don’t forget to tell me when it’s out and where to get it.
Will do. Thanks.
When will your book be out? Looking forward to reading it. Love your blog! -Judy
Thanks, Judy. My pub date is November 6, 2018.