Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Stitch!
Guess what: today is the 1 Year Anniversary of the Stitch Blog Tour! Exactly one year ago today, I announced to the world that I’d written book. Wow – where does the time go?? To celebrate, today we’ve got a guest post at Head Stuck in a Book where I recount the lessons I learned along the way, and how I even found myself writing a book to begin with. Here’s a sneak peek:
But it wasn’t always an easy road to get here. It required (like anything else) a little sacrifice, a lot of hard work, and healthy dash of blind faith that if I just follow my heart, everything will work out the way it’s supposed to. So what have I learned in my journey? Here are the top three lessons: 1. Do what you love. I know, I know – people say this all the time. Easier said than done. It took me years (like 25 years!) to even realize *what* it is that I love to do (write). So I know how difficult this sounds, and I’m not going to lie, it takes a lot of introspection, listening to the people around you, following your gut even when it’s scary, and just a bit of dumb luck to figure this out. But I can also promise you this – if you manage to find a way to make your passions your life instead of just trying to squeeze them into your life, you will be infinitely happier. Because suddenly, you’ll look forward to what you have to do every day, even when it’s stressful. I still spend plenty of time agonizing over how much stuff I need to write, but when I sit down and actually do it, all that stress magically disappears. I lose myself in the work, because I truly enjoy it. And I can’t say that about any other job I’ve ever held. <continue reading>
Thanks so much to Sarah for hosting this special day on the tour! She’s also got a Shudder review up at the stop, so head over there for more!