Today, we celebrate the art of public declarations.
Sometimes, just saying what you're going to do is all it takes to actually do it.
I don't know who is going to publish it. I don't know if I will self-print 50 copies and sell them out of the back of my RAV4 in Safeway parking lots.
These details do not matter right now.
What matters is I love this project. What matters is I am embracing the idea, and making the commitment to see it through and finish the collection.
Because what I do know is this: I. Am. A. Writer. And this is happening.
I'm not writing this book to fill a spot in some publisher's marketing program, or a line on a P&L statement. And I'm not writing this book to become a household name...though I certainly wouldn't kick that outcome out of bed, should it happen.
This month marks 10 years since my first book came out, and 8 years since my second book hit the shelves.
And now it's time for my third, but this time, I am writing for one simple, true reason: I have stories to tell. And I think I'm pretty good at telling them. And maybe you will want read some of them, or even all of them, and find something worthwhile in my words.
I hope you'll come along for the ride.