Here is a blurb from my first ever Sunflower Scribe Blog Post:
In June 2010, inspiration struck. My first children’s book main character, Iris the Colorful Spider was born. The manuscript is written and now I am learning more about the editing and publishing process. The journey has just begun and I have finally found my focus. I want to be a Writer. I have come to terms with the fact that this may be a process that is years in the making but, I am up for it! Carpe Diem! I hope you enjoy the ride! I know I will.
So how am I doing in my journey now you ask?
Well, let’s see…
I’ve written 12 new picture book manuscripts, several short stories, and 1 1/2 chapter book manuscripts.
I’ve submitted and received many rejections (heartbreaking!) as well as a handful of acceptances! My acceptance rate right now is 9.5% (I’ve always liked thinking in percentages!)
But really that’s not the point….
Do I still love writing? Yes!
Have I improved at it? Yes!
Do I still have a whole lot to learn? Yes, and I always will.
Have I met wonderfully awesome fellow writers who share the same dreams of publishing their stories? Yes!
Each year my life experiences help to shape who I become as a Writer and where I turn to for inspiration. It’s as much a part of me now as drinking water daily. That is what the journey is all about. Where are you in your writing journey? Or perhaps another type of journey altogether?
3 thoughts on “Update on the journey”
THAT is a lot of progress for the first six months of the year. Congratulations!!
Thanks Julie —
This is actually my progress from the past two years. =)
This year I am very happy to be participating in your 12×12 in 12 Challenge. I got a little behind in May, but I have 5 full manuscripts completed. Wish me luck in the last week of June as I try to complete a PB for June. =) How are you doing?
It is a great thing to reflect where you are in your journey.