Life has a way of making a point in a very obvious way. But sometimes the message, although completely apparent to others, escapes our attention until we have time to rearrange the pieces of the puzzle to complete the bigger picture.
In an earlier post, I wrote about showing my work-in-progress to a fellow employee who is a writing student and currently working on two novels of her own. Her insight gave me the kick in the ass I needed to throw some gasoline on my slow-burning writing fire and ignite the inferno in my brain. Subsequently, some interesting things have happened since then.
A guest of our lodge recently published a children’s book with a great message for young people and I have had the good fortune of being able to pick her brain regarding the editing and self-publishing process. As I was telling her about my story, and lack of illustration, another hotel guest leaned in and told me she was an illustrator. It was the trifecta of information. It was as if the stars had aligned precisely for me at that moment and given me the swift kick in the ass my mother used to so eloquently refer to.
It’s time to so something with the words I have crafted. It’s time to see what an editor has to say and it’s finally time to take the plunge and see if I can market the stories that originated in the far corners of my mind.
If I had to name the signs that appeared to me , they would be called Simon. And Simon says, get off your ass!