I was astonished by my e-mail this afternoon. No, a better description would be knocked silly! An item in my in-box informed me that I had been invited to contribute to a writers' blog. Yeah, me! Yeah, really! Would I joke about something like that?
So anyway, the letter goes on to say that I should check out the blog... I clicked before even finishing the letter!
Very quickly, my excitement was replaced by anxiety and doubt. Yes, it was a new blog, a new group trying to pick up steam. Still, these were published authors! Some of these people have traveled the world! I felt very inadequate.... but that's the old me. The new me knows that I can write. I've had this dream my whole life... but I let my low self-esteem continually steer me away, placing roadblocks in my mind.
My biggest fan, Lille Diane was instrumental in my being selected. She has read a couple of chapters of my book. I constantly receive encouragement from her. She was the one that suggested the creators of the blog consider my writing. How could I not jump on the opportunity? So I did.
I am now a contributing writer! Please check out my debut post on Writers Rising.