When I was a little girl, I used to pick dandelions, make a wish, and blow, watching all the seeds scatter onto the wind. I truly believed that the wish I'd made would come true. And some of them did, and some of them didn't. But all the ones that did had something in common: I made them come true.
Now as an adult, I still believe in wishes and dreams. But I also know that in order for my wishes and dreams to come true, I have to make them happen. It's not enough to wish for publication; I have to write the book. It's not enough to dream about hitting the bestseller list; I have continually work on my craft in order to write a book worthy of the list. It's our actions that make our dreams and wishes come true.
That's why I've redesigned and renamed my blog Making A Wish & Making It Happen. To inspire other artists to close their eyes and make a wish, dream a dream...and then go out and take action and make it happen.
And with the big redesign comes big news. I made a wish, and I (along with some help from my family, my friends, and my awesome agent) made it happen. I am thrilled to announce that my novel, WINTER FALLS, will be published by Medallion Press in 2014.
As the followers of this blog know, it has been a long, hard road to this moment. I made the wish a long time ago, and through a lot of hard work, sweat, blood and lots of tears, I made it happen.
And I fervently believe that any writer out there can do the same.
So that's why this blog is here. Tell me your wishes and dreams, and I'll tell you mine. And together, we'll make them happen.