Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Big Leap!

Today was a great day!  I have exciting news to share with you.






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.

12 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Congratulations, that is great news. I will head over and check it out.
Judy

Lesley said...

Oh my gosh, you go girl!! I'm sure it will be wonderful to get ongoing support and exposure - very exciting!

Gavin said...

Oh wow...that's awesome...congrats. (: I shall go check it out.

Marla said...

Oh Lily! How wonderful for you. On my way to read it.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

That is awesome news. I'm always happy to share in what others accomplish. Good for you Lily!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Woohoo! Congrats, Lily!

I'll be sure to check out their blog, especially with my Blogger Buddy contributing. :)

Blessings,
Susan

jdcoughlin said...

Way to go! And remember, right for yourself. A new perspective is always more interesting than an old one. Look forward to seeing more!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wonderful news. Congratulations!

Heading over there.

Maria I. Morgan said...

Congratulations, Lily! Love your blog! Looking forward to reading your posts on Writers Rising! God bless!

Lorenza said...

Hi Lily I have found your blog through Miss Rae and I was glad because we share the same passion for writing and the journey to become a published author. We also share the fight between the right and left brain...I'll follow your blog with pleasure and will be glad if you can do the same and give me good advices!
P.S. I am Italian, but I live in South Africa since 3 years ago and I write in English...

lorenzaverdini@gmail.com
www.lorenza-pureenergy.blogspot.com

Stephanie Faris said...

Congrats! I'll go check it out.

Lille Diane said...

I adore you, and your adventurous soul. Yes, I certainly do!