Getting to THE END

June 9, 2008 at 7:06 am | Posted in Jessica, writing | 2 Comments
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Despite all the ups and downs, frustrations, and uncertainties, there are a number of satisfying things about writing and being a writer, and getting to the point where you can write THE END on a project is one of the best. But the accomplishment brings a bittersweet feeling as well, because after spending so much time working on something you love, something you devoted a great deal of time to, and something that has taught you A LOT, all that stuff also comes to a close with those two simple yet meaningful words.

And that’s how I feel about this blog, because today I write The End on my time here at the Purple Hearts.

Blogging over this past year has been an amazing experience. I learned more than I could ever convey and met some wonderful people as a result.

Two such people, Dianna Love and Mary Buckham, spent a day with us back in March with a post on BREAK INTO FICTION – WHAT IT TAKES TO GET PUBLISHED TODAY. In it, Mary shared the following:

The great news for writers everywhere is they have the choices daily to commit and work toward their goal of publication or not. They have the power. Many times as unpublished writers we think all the power is in the hands of editors or agents, but it’s not. It’s in your hands and the day you decide that nothing will stop you from being published is the day you’ll never turn back. You’ll make different choices as to how you spend your time, who you will associate with, how you will invest in your career. The greatest power to break into fiction publication rests with you and we’re here today to let you know that.

My leaving the blog comes down to the choices Mary mentioned above. Though endings are bittersweet, when one thing ends something new begins. And as writers we often look to start a new chapter with something completely different, which is exactly what I plan to do.

Thank you to those who spent your Mondays with me over this past year and to Meg and Bria for going on this journey with me. May you all keep writing and working toward your dreams!


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