Have you ever wondered why it took so long for the Israelites to go from Cairo to Jerusalem? 40 years, that’s a long time. Granted they didn’t have Google maps to tell them that it should only take about 149 hours or about 17 day if they walked for only 9 hours a day. But 40 years, that just blows my mind and I know hindsight is 20/20, but even if someone were to go back in time and tell them, they’d probably be in the same situation that they were in for 40 years.
I feel like that sometimes. I can see myself in the future, relaxing while my books just fly off the shelf. People eating up my books while I sit there on my laptop, writing the next great masterpiece. Then I realize that I’m still wandering around in the desert, trying to figure out which way I should go to get out of this desert. I’m like Anikin, hating the sand, “It’s coarse, and rough, and irritating. And it get’s everywhere.”
But here I am at last. Looking back at my author journey, I have written several stories, some of which have been published, self-published, and more that will be published in the future. I had plans for some that end up changing, but that’s life.
I know I’ve been rambling on for the last three paragraphs and I thank you if you’ve made it this far. I couldn’t be where I’m at without my wife, family, and friend’s support. So, what is the message of this blog post? Why did I decide to write it? In all honesty, I’m still enjoying writing and after many many many rejections from agents, I still love the stories that I’ve written. I’m writing one that I can’t wait to share with you. I really hope this one ends up on Nickelodeon and I get an action figure of the lead character. That would be awesome.
I feel like I’m still wandering around wondering why I don’t seem to go anywhere. I should have had agents begging me to represent my work, but instead I’m just waiting and submitting. But I wanted to get out how I am feeling at this current moment. I just felt like I needed to let it go and continue walking, and writing helps. Thank you for listening (reading).
P.S. Gwendolyn Moon – She even sounds like a cool Nickelodeon character (wink, wink).