Exactly four years ago, I was working at a high-paying job that was so stressful, I was getting daily migraines and chronic ulcers. I worked morning, afternoon, evening, middle of the night, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas... You get the point. After finally mustering up the courage to quit, I immediately threw myself into the next job search, full of stress and guilt over what I perceived to be another career failure.
Luckily for me, I had a husband who literally picked me up and planted me in front of my computer, telling me to forget the job search for a few weeks and to do something creative instead. "Try writing," he prompted. "You're so good at it. Why don't you write a book?"
"About what?!" I protested.
"Whatever you want."
"Just shut up and write! Whatever comes to mind, just write it down and see what happens!"
And so, with nothing else to do, I wrote.
The words tumbled out almost feverishly, as though they'd been waiting for this moment for the last 30 years. Less than seven weeks later, the first draft of The Awakening was finished... And now, here I am, about to publish my 10th book - and I couldn't have done ANY of this without my readers. (Or my extremely persuasive husband!)
𝗦𝗼, 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗜'𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝗜𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁-𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗯𝗮𝗯𝘆, 𝗶𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬! 𝗧𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿, 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗕 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁! 𝗧𝗼𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗼𝘄, 𝗜'𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮 $𝟭𝟬 𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗽𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴! 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗶𝘁, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 🌹
Thank you all so much, and as always, HAPPY READING!