It is finished! I have written the next great American novel.
The next great American e-book?
Well, not exactly. I have written something and it is mine. It isn’t perfect. It is complete.
I have published a book of devotional writings called Unconventional Wisdom on Amazon. It is the fulfillment of a promise I made to myself over a year ago.
Last year was a difficult time for me. I was in a job that was emotionally exhausting and found myself stressed and depleted. My neighborhood Dunkin Donuts was one of the few places where I could find solace.
Apple Fritter, Pumpkin Muffin, Sour Cream and I would meet and write together. I marked out 30 pages in my journal and vowed to write about whatever came to mind about how I was feeling. I was aware that I was in the middle of something and a shift was taking place within me and I needed to write my way through it.
After writing the 30 entries, I promised myself I would produce a devotional booklet. Days, weeks, and months passed and there they sat in my journal – never quite right.
I felt I needed to add more pizzazz, more sparkle, more SEO friendly terms, etc. I hemmed and hawed and looked up one day to notice my work was incomplete. In an attempt to do everything just right, I ended up doing nothing.
I had to finish it. I had to do my best and set it free. So, it is out there in all of its glory. I believe this is the beginning of something great.