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Sep 21, 2009

If at 1st You Don't Succeed...

Happy Monday!

I trust that you all had a wonderful weekend? I had a good one, relaxed with family. Although, I was totally consumed with homework all day yesterday, I can't complain. Anyway, I am not sure if I ever shared with you Queens my true passion...writing. I have been writing for as long as I can remember, my first story was called, Cindy and Her Maracas, I won 1st place at 7 years old out of a statewide writing competition in Chicago, Illinois. At that time, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Well, life had other plans for me, and the road less taken had no "writing" in sight for me.

I did manage to bang out two movie scripts, one short story, and one novel that was optioned and picked up by a small publisher out of the Midwest. However, that turned sour. As did a ghostwriting project I did for a "well known" writer out there. Let's just say, you have to be careful what assignments you choose and who you work with.

Needless to say, I love writing, hence the nickname Writing Addict. I love words, everything about it. The way a story is put together, how the simple mere utterance of certain words can transform a feeling into action. After my deals went South. I changed. I became bitter, I stopped reading, I just threw myself into my family and shoved the whole idea of writing down the drain.

My husband couldn't help me, nothing could ease the pain. That is until now! I am slowly pulling myself out of the funk. I am doing so by keeping up this blog, I am reading novels again, and I am even fancying the idea of self-publishing my novel. The good news is, someone offered me another opportunity to write. Even though its not creative writing (it's travel writing), it's still writing. It will allow me to express myself, and flex my pen.

I am picking myself up and dusting myself off. I am nervous, I won't lie and say that I am not. However, I am going to have a go at it and see where it takes me.

So, I just wanted to share this with you Queens. You all are like my virtual best girlfriends out there. Just know, you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Just because one door closed doesn' t mean you can't go through a few more! If there is something you want to do? Go for it.

Thanks for reading...

Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!


Alexia said...

God is glorious and all possibilities are possible! Stay blessed girl. Continue to share with us because you are a true vessel that he/she has created to uplift and inspire all of us! The world is yours!

B said...

Beautiful story, sis. Writing is my passion as well. I take it seriously. So seriously that I get upset when people misspell easy words. And grammatical errors and verb misusage and just make me scream. I hate when people disrespect words and use them any kind of way. Craziness, I know! Keep doin' ya thang!

Writing Addict said...

Thanks ladies, I love you! Thank you for being there!


nneoma said...


Could you dedicate a post to how you became a writer, some of the obstacles you faced, career options and the like?

thank you

PhePhi said...

i'm with B. i can spot a misspelled word in a nanosecond. i've been journaling since i was 15years old, which is about 18 years. i have journals dating back to 1995. congrats on ur new endeavor. writing is cathartic. i'm working on my 1st novel as well...maybe we can share ideas...