Friday, April 26, 2013

Smiling all the Way From A to Z -- W

December of 2009 brought about something that changed my life forever: I had an idea for a book. Just thinking about this turn of events brings tears to my eyes, but a smile to my face as well. That's when I learned of the joys of...

WRITING

Being a writer has given me more meaning to my life than I could ever have dreamed of, and my first book sprouted from a dream. Who'd have thunk? That dream will forever be ingrained upon my thoughts because it marked the commencement of a beautiful adventure. Of course, when I started writing that book, I had no plans of trying to get her published and I had no idea what I was doing. Let's just say I was 38.4 degrees below a novice.

Over time and deleting and adding a ton of words, I have learned a thing or two about how to write, about how to juggle life and words, and about the industry. It has not been an easy path, but one in which I feel blessed to have traveled and am still pushing forward through the hills, climbs, plateaus, and occasional valleys.

At the end of the night, I LOVE writing. It is the strength I needed throughout these years. It is my calling in life (well, one of them). I will never quite until my stories are published.

I smile because I write. I smile because no matter how depressed or downtrodden I become, I still write. It's in my flesh, bones, blood, and spirit. And this summer is going to be filled with many new words created by my hand. The future is bright and my words will be like my sun, buoying me up by developing new worlds of wonder for others to enjoy! One day, indeed.

Writing Jewels

PS: Refer to the blurb on the very top of my blogs sidebar to know why I am posting about what makes me smile. Go forward and smile!

29 comments:

  1. And you are probably in a better position than I was when I began this journey.

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    1. I will follow in your footsteps in getting published one day!

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  2. I can't wait til your book gets picked up by a HUGE publishing house and you're like mega-famous, and I see your book get turned into a television movie or a full blown movie. That will be so cool! It's gonna happen Ms. King!

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    1. Don't flatter me... or make me REALLY want it to happen and then I'll get depressed cuz it hasn't yet. haha We will get our books out there. Just keep typing. :)

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  3. When your mega famous don't forget to send the cat some treats lol yeah no matter what ones goes through writing can sure perk one up at their zoo.

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    1. I'll send some cat treats chuck full of meaty goodness to the cat zoo! :)

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  4. I love your enthusiasm and determination. You're an inspiration to all of us writers!

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    1. I wasn't so much of an inspiration just a couple months ago. Thus be the writing roller coaster.

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  5. I wonder about writers who find writing to be a horrible chore. To me it is like breathing. Glad to see other writers find it a joy and a calling instead of a horrendous cross to be carried.

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    1. I like that... "To me it is like breathing."

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  6. Writing is a very smile making thing. It's so fantastic, though hard. It's all worth it in the end. Yay for this summer -- hope it brings many fantastic words for you!

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  7. Writing makes me smile too. It took me a while to really learn my love for writing but once I did, it became addicting.

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  8. And this post proves you're great at it! It's made me want to dive in again, after taking a bit of a sabbatical during the Challenge. Being able to escape into your imagination is a wonderful thing.

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    1. Well thanks, Sir Nick. I'm gonna call you that from now on, you know. If the Queen won't dub you a sir then I will. :)

      I've taken a long sabbatical. It's time to get typing again. Woot!

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  9. Gutsy lady that you are, I do hope you keep writing, and getting your books published!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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    1. Lots of guts and tears. I hope for publish-dom too. Hugs to the bear.

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  10. Almost through with the challenge! Hallelujah!

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    1. I know! It has gone by so fast. Crazytown.

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  11. Writing is one of the true joys in my life too. Amazing that it's sometimes one of the truest miseries as well :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, you took the words right out of my mouth, Kate. It can be tough!

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  12. Writing helps me make sense of my life. Without it, I don't think I could breathe.
    Karen

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  13. Writing is such a wonderful thing. No matter what is going on, you can always write. Keep up the good work and great posts!

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  14. Waiting to read your book!
    And keep writing and keep smiling. :)

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  15. Writing is a pretty phenomenal thing :)

    I see great things happening for you. Keep working!

    Happy Saturday!

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  16. Hey Julia,

    Such a warm, smiling ambience exudes from your posting. Your passion, your love of the written word, is here for all to see. Your fingers dance upon thine keyboard, you smile and we smile :) Thank you for this and a peaceful rest of the weekend to you.

    Gary :)

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