Friday, October 28, 2011


I still find it difficult to talk about my book.  When confronted with someone asking me questions like “Wow, you wrote a book?” or “What’s your book about?” I get all wiggly, my brain jumps from snippets of scenes to lines of dialogue to descriptions of setting, and my mouth fails to communicate clearly without many blundering starts and stops.

Before I started this blog, I could count the number of people who even knew that I was writing a novel on my fingers (well maybe my toes included). I'm very proud of my story and I love writing, don't get me wrong.  But there's just something about talking about it that scares the crap out of me.  It must have to do with rejection.  The fact that I've invested my time and my brain and my heart into something that anyone can look at and comment on unleashes a torrent of ‘what if’ butterflies—not the pretty, graceful ones either.  

Thankfully, everyone has been very positive and constructive making this 'revealing' process much less painful.  THANK YOU!


  1. Hope! I'm so proud of you! I really had no idea. I mean we really talk of soccer and kids and the idiots we play against. You are such a strong person and have so much to offer! I look up to you and have always appreciated our friendship. Shoot for the stars! :)

  2. It's hard to admit to people sometimes. I spent years in the writing closet, but now I'm so glad I 'came out' because of the awesome support from the writing community. :)

  3. I left you an award on my blog :)