Eight days to go until my paranormal suspense In This Life releases.
Sixteen years to get to this day.
It all seems surreal. And, strangely, very long yet very short.
Pregnancy is only nine months long, give or take, and that can seem like an eternity. But sixteen years? Sheesh. To put this in perspective, at least for myself, a lot happened in that time; years that immediately followed the birth of my son. I had six jobs, lived in three different houses, lost my oldest brother and my father. Got laid off, bounced back, tried my hand at real estate sales. Met an amazing woman who became my best friend, and separated from some friends along the way, too (some of whom I’ve recently reconnected with through my book!). I’ve discovered a love affair for red wine and a roaring fireplace with my husband, along with the vineyards out at the East End, and watched the New York Yankees claim five World Series Championships. I’ve been turned onto Scotch and sushi (but not together!), watched my son grow into a wonderful young man and became the surrogate mother to a boatload of his friends who make my house their home on weekends.
And through it all, I kept writing. Grinding it out, pitching to agents and editors, getting rejected, being told I was close but didn’t have ‘it’, whatever ‘it’ was, and still unable to stop from sitting down at my computer and cranking out words nearly day after day. For sixteen years.
Am I crazy? If a person loves writing so much that they can’t stop, and will do it for that amount of time without compensation, then yes, I’m crazy. But it’s a crazy I wouldn’t trade for anything. Writing is, and always will be, my passion.
And so, in eight days my world will shift and change again. What’s ahead after that? I have no idea. But I’m ready for it.
As long as it means I can keep writing and keep sharing my stories with readers.
To those who have supported me so far, a heartfelt thank you. It’s meant more than you can imagine.
To those who will support me in the future, I hope my books entertain you and make you want to come back for more.
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