Encouragement can come from the most unexpected places. Earlier this week I wrote about the agony of the submission process. The very next day, out of the blue, I received a message from a woman in Minnesota. A woman I have never met.
She had found my blog through a group we are both members of, and wanted to reach out to let me know how excited she is about my book. It turns out she is also a writer. She recently wrote this piece about the Mommy Wars.
"I definitely think you have picked a hot topic," she said. "One I believe will really resonate with many. I just wanted you to know that I think your idea is great. So happy to have connected with you."
And just like that, my confidence is restored. My resolve strengthened. You see, women like Galit are exactly why I am doing this. I don't have to go through the submission process. Yes, I love to write. I need to write. But I could do that without being published. I could write simply for myself. Or I could be content to share my writing with others through this blog.
I'm working to bring my book to life because I have an important message to share. One that will indeed resonate with many moms. And has the potential to impact their lives in a positive way. That's powerful! I know as my journey to publication continues I will connect with more wonderful women. And I can't wait!