• Excited. very enthusiastic and eager. “they were excited about the prospect” synonyms: thrilled, exhilarated, elevated, animated, enlivened, …more antonyms: indifferentdepressed
    • sexually aroused. synonyms: aroused, sexually aroused, stimulated, titillated, inflamed, … more antonyms: turned off
  • 2. of or in an energy state higher than the normal or ground state.

I’m going with definition number two. I’m in an energy state higher than the norm as I type this. Do you ever feel excited the moment you open your eyes in the morning? Butterflies in your belly just waiting for something fabulous to happen? It comes out of the blue and blindsides me, but I love it. I know that’s my inner self tapping me from the inside saying, “Come on Cindy, we have work to do. Exciting work to do! Time to get writing.”

When I wrote my first novel in 2015 I had had the premise of the story in my head since I was 14 years old. The most difficult part for me was to figure out how to start. My good friend, Sharisse, an author in her own right, encouraged me to brainstorm out loud with her. There we were playing with our kids on a playground discussing things that happened in my life when BAM, goosebumps broke out on my arms. The hair on the back of my neck stood on end and that’s when we knew I had the beginning. Words flew from my fingertips and within two weeks I had my first draft done. Now mind you, Sharisse challenged me to do a quick draft with her. I had never written anything longer then a term paper at this point. Two weeks, 5,000 words a day, 75,000 words when all is said and done. When I went to Kinko’s to print off my 75,000 words and held that paper baby for the first time I’m not going to lie, I had tears in my eyes.
That was just the push I needed to become hooked on writing.

Book two, Even Willows Weep took a little longer. Two months to be exact, but still words flew from my fingertips. The last one, The Lightning Tree took closer to a year to write. I took my time and loved every second. It was bitter sweet knowing the story was coming to an end. The big question now is what do I write next?

My New Year Resolution for 2019 is to get more writing done, which includes writing a prequel to my trilogy, “Bye For Now”. I’m excited about it. My fingertips are tingling with the prospect of another paper baby, and dare I say out loud, I’m going to write a screenplay? Swear. I haven’t told many people because it seems so foreign to me. I’m entering uncharted territory, but then again so is writing a book, but I managed to write three. I can do this. I just need to stay out of the Procrastination Station. Spending too much time there causes frustration, and self-doubt and that’s never a good thing.

I used to be afraid to speak aloud my aspirations and dreams. Why? Because I was afraid of any negative response; possibly mocking me, thinking I’m delusional. Truthfully, after I gave myself a stern talking to, I thought why not? Why not me? Why not shoot for the moon? Why not put out into the universe my true wants and desires? What is the worst thing that can happen? Someone will turn me down and say no? The world won’t end. I can survive that. It may sting, but that doesn’t mean I’ll give up because, what if… What if someone sees my true potential? Can you imagine? The things I can do with my written words… Gah! My fingers are tingling again.

So here I go. Jumping in with both feet. Blissfully unaware. Talking about it for hours with other like-minded creative people making myself deliriously happy. I’ve got this. It’s time to get out of this station and get myself moving forward, inching closer and closer to my dream. Achieving my goals. Can you imagine what that’s like? I’m beginning to. Off I go to make some paper babies!

Bye For Now Trilogy

(All books are available on amazon.com)
Bye For Now
Even Willows Weep
The Lightning Tree

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