Courage To Keep Moving Forward!
I haven’t had the courage to write my blogs lately while having to process a turn of events that has happened. The desire to write recently has been stronger than my fears. By facing them, I am recommitting to my writing for my health and well-being. To make a long story short, I had had a writing contract with a major publishing company; it was beyond a dream come true, I had felt like I won the Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka. I was Co-Author with a Best-Selling Author at the time. The title of the book had been picked out, and the contract was signed. It was going to be a 4-year process. Major life changes were made along the way. In the final stages, a draft was sent in for editing by my friend, and co-author. I had found out she lost her position with the publishing company after 25 years, and our contract was dissolved.
I was given the title and all rights to the book. I was left with “what do I do with this?” I am a Lightworker & Hair designer. The question was “where do I go from here?” Well one thing I was assured by the people nearest and dearest to me was, God and my Angels didn’t bring me this far to drop me.
How was I to navigate from here on out into uncharted territories? First, I was to find an editor, which wasn’t part of the initial arrangement. All I could do was to take baby steps and do the footwork. I ended up working with three editors to get the job done. Everyone contributed their gifts to help me reach my destination. Next Self-Publishing was the next phase. I completely surrendered to the Process. It was how I got this far and what I needed to continue to get published.
This is all coming to the surface for reflection as I approach the one-year anniversary of the release of my first book. I have had to admit to myself the fear I still have as I move forward towards the completion of my latest book. I now realize my friend and former co-author was never supposed to be in my first book, as I grieved and processed the outcome.
Great things come to pass, as I now realize how God and my Angels worked through her. She gave me a gift; she believed in me. She saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself at the time. She believed I could do it, and I did!! I Believe in you! You can do it too! If you have it on your heart to write, sing, teach, paint whatever it is, go forward and express yourself! Share your Gifts and Shine Bright! Don’t be afraid to Sparkle. You Can Do It! Follow your Dreams and remember if there is a “Plot Twist” that is always part of the Divine plan.