For over sixteen years, I've had a reason to write. Prior to having met "the reason" I wrote because I wanted to make money. It was for selfish reasons, but everything clicked into place once I met this person. Let me share:
Cute, isn't she? Yes, I mean the one on the left--not the doofus on the right.
Today is our sixteenth wedding anniversary. Two years ago, I almost lost her to AML: Acute Myeloid Leukemia. We're still not out of the water, even though she's still in remission. It's at least a five year wait before we know for certain. This week has been extremely difficult because she's been having problems with her eyes and had surgery on one of them. I won't go into detail quite yet.
Just a quick recap, I'm over 11K on a new inspirational novella. At least I'm hoping it gets past the 17,500-word novella mark. As of now, it's in novelette length. It's going much better than I hoped.
I'm also going to be sending off Beholder's Eye shortly to a small press who is open for submissions. This small press does quite a bit of horror and thriller novels, so I'm going to at least give it a shot.
I also got my rejection letter from the Writers Of The Future contest for the quarter ending on April 1st. It was the first time I entered the contest. I wasn't expecting to even place. I submitted another one a few weeks ago for this next quarter's contest ending July 1st.
I'm also contemplating what to do next. I have a writing workshop led by Brandon Sanderson: Write About Dragons.com It starts July 1st, and I have to do a little prep work prior to starting it. I'm also brainstorming what to work on next.