Running my hands along the spines, I can scarcely believe it– 14 books featuring my stories.
From the first time a writer picks up a pen or pounds out a story on a keyboard we wonder if it will ever be read by more than just a family member, close friend or teacher. Rarely in love with our own words, we weigh, sift, edit and groan over balky transitions and awkward phrases. We look back at our first stories and they sometimes seem like primitive scratches in the sand.
And if we’re really lucky, we find our tribe– a group of supportive readers and writers, who push us to do better and who ask for more
And we celebrate their publications, adding their books to our shelves, always leaving room for the next volume.
How wonderful to take a moment and realize no matter how arduous the journey from idea to print, it is possible to achieve out what every writer longs for– a shelf of our own.