Sometimes I forget how lucky I am.
I’ve mentioned on this blog how much I loved teaching, how lost I was when I couldn’t do it anymore. When mr kk suggested I try writing a novel I was really hesitant. I kicked the idea around but I was afraid, uncertain.
At some point during that time, we went to a Chinese buffet. At the end of the meal, our server brought each of us a fortune cookie. Mine read: There is yet enough time for you to take a different path.
For some crazy reason, I believed it. Three months later, I’d written my first novel.
Since then, I’ve written three more novels and nearly finished my fifth. Amazing. And yet, I sometimes find myself forgetting how fortunate I am, that I have this opportunity to do something I love so much, that I have such wonderful support from my husband and family and friends.
My fourth novel CHERRY is being queried. Right now it’s out of my hands. My WIP EFFIN’ ALBERT has been a real challenge to write and I start doubting but I shouldn’t. All I have to do is open the little brass box where I keep the little slips of paper that foretell my rosy future:
You will soon have something you have always wanted.
Something wonderful is about to happen to you.
Good news will come to you from far away.
Of course it will!
The other day we went out to eat at our favorite Chinese restaurant. During dinner, mr kk and I were talking about my book. It’s so close and I have such high hopes for it, but . . . and what about CHERRY, when will I hear something, maybe they won’t like it, maybe. . .
I shouldn’t have worried. At the end of the meal, I got the good news, straight from the Divine to me, by way of a charming little cookie:
Your present plans are going to succeed.
I know. 🙂