The Last Four Years
Writing is a journey, to say the least. It can be beautiful and messy at the same time. But that's what makes it an incredible journey. Writing is the one and the only thing that really drives me and pushes me to be myself. It is a space where I can embrace the pain from the past, and learn how to defeat it in my present. A space where I can truly pour my heart out to the world. A place where I feel most comfortable being the beautiful mess that I am. Because a beautiful mess is a cherished mess. I am worth cherishing every step of the way and so are you.
From that beautiful mess came two incredible books where I bared my soul in a fictional narrative. Within those pages, you'll find pieces of me - some are real and others are pure fiction. In those moments I found healing from the pains of my past and hope for the future. I found love and a renewed hope for the life I never knew I wanted until it landed in my lap. And now I get to share it with the world.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. - William Wordsworth
Even though I created some of these characters five years ago, the last four years are where my writing journey really started to pick up. Near the end of April 2017, I started writing Will You Love Me Again? at the top of my History of Photography notes. From there, I typed it onto a new Wattpad project.
Back then, I didn't know I would even finish the story or that I would later turn that little story into a series. But here I am 4 and a half years later - with two books out in the world and even more in love with my writing than ever. These last four years have been nothing short of amazing, but also challenging and heartbreaking. So much can change in that timeframe. So much can end while new things are beginning. Yet, somehow, I still find happiness in these last four years of my life.
I am so thankful for all the highs and lows I've endured during my writing journey thus far. Every new challenge has made me stronger and equipped me with the tools to face anything and everything that comes my way. I am not the woman I was when I started writing this series and that I am thankful for more than ever before. Everything I have endured has prepared me for a great writing career. I can't wait to see how my future pans out.
In this article series, I share excerpts and stories from my book, Where Will We Go? I hope you enjoyed this post — if you enjoyed it and want to connect you can reach me here via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with me on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Also, you can also find my book on Amazon.