The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley
I began writing at the age of 12. Not really knowing what I was doing I started to journal my thoughts, observations and reflections to things that were happening to and around me. My writing has always been very personal and the things that I wanted to say and share were more for me than anyone else. However, that all changed when my marriage ended.
When my marriage ended I started to write about it. What happened? How did I get here? What things had transpired that had me feeling like I was a failure? You know what happened next?
A writer emerged. I found my voice. Both literally and figuratively. I discovered who I was and that no one was going to put me in a box anymore. I was not going to “play nice” at my own personal expense. My marriage had ended and I discovered that I was more than a wife and a mother. I was a woman. A beautiful, curvy and yep sexy woman who deserved to be happy.
And that’s how I started to write. Write and write about all the things that have manifested and things that have yet to come. I delved into short story writing for a competition and then wrote a piece loosely based off my newly single life and the response was overwhelming. I was overjoyed that people were getting and wanting to read what I had to say.
I’m just taking it day by day and page by page. I’m working on my first book which will be fiction that I hope to have completed in March of 2017. Yep, it will be crazy busy the next few months. But, I love a challenge.