What do you want to be when you grow up?
The single most important question a child can be asked. We are told, the sky is the limit. We can be whatever we want to be and do whatever our heart desires. Although true that with enough perseverance we can accomplish our goals, I feel like some dreams are harder to attain.
Some kids want to be doctors or lawyers, veterinarians or firefighters, while all of those are admirable goals; I have always wanted to be a writer. But not just any writer... when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer was always...J.K. Rowling. My ambitions were received with a chuckle. It was like saying I wanted to be an Supermodel (I'm only 5'3" so that would have never worked out anyways) or an International Super Spy; 1 in a million. And I didn't/don't want to be J.K. Rowling because of the money, accolades or movies rights but because I am jealous of her muse's energy, her endless creativity, her power to put words together and create masterpieces. According to google there are 1,084,170 words in the Harry Potter Series while I'm sitting here struggling to hit 55k.
|Happy 9th Anniversary Deathly Hallows!|
Since it's tough out there in the publishing world, I think it is very important to create a community. Boost each other up to reach the stars. We have chosen a path less traveled by and hope that after all the blood, sweat and tears that it makes all the difference. I know that I go through periods of time where I am on top of the world, I look at my novel in progress and think Damn I'm good. Then other times I want to throw it away and grieve the last 2 years wasted. I love being on Social Media because I've received nothing but love from people going through the exact same things. I appreciate all the kind words and the support. It gave me the idea to introduce Author Spotlight on my blog to continue to bring together our community. I have a growing list of writers and can't wait to share their journeys with you.
I wanted to do something to help my fellow writers because us creative types have to stick together. "Author Spotlight" helps build a platform for new writers, but also gives an inside look at publishing and the writing process to aspiring writers. I am going to feature writers of all genres, traditional or indie published. If you are interested email me: CherylaMontgomery1@gmail.com
Charlotte Hains is an amazing author that I am going to interview and review for my author spotlight. This book is a bit naughty but is welcomed since I have lived in the YA world for quite sometime. She said that I could share the code for a FREE e-copy of INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE.