I can now finally say (After a long, very long, four years of writing.) that I have officially finished my manuscript! On top of that I have also submitted my first query letter to a NYC literary agent.
For a girl who never thought she’d even graduate high school, being able to write a book is one of my biggest accomplishments. Especially, being a dyslexic writer. I can’t tell you how many breakdowns I’ve had over writing this thing (Probably because there were too many to count). How many times I thought I should just quit. Who am I to think I could write a book? Or to try to accomplish anything so outside my comfort zone? I’ve never written before, let alone tried to write something as grand as a book. I don’t even read as much as I probably should. Not to mention that no one besides my close family believed in me. And yet I didn’t give up.
I kept on writing, I told myself if I’m a shitty writer I’ll just write a shitty book. But at least then I still did it. This journey has been a roller coaster of emotions especially as my life changed and it is far from over. If anything, it’s just the beginning.
But I’m ready for the challenge.
Never quit on your dreams, never give up, never give in. Let me tell you if I could do it? You DEFINITELY can achieve any dream you have. Because I am a continually anxious, ball of stress, hot mess and I somehow did it.
I believe in you.