(Originally posted on Ali's blog, May 28th, 2008)
It used to be, I was a caterpillar. Slowly meandering around my writing. Doing a little--doing a lot of not writing. Good intentions and all that, but not a lot of production.
During the finishing of The Devil's Daughter the last couple weeks, it was like I climbed into my chrysallis. Tucked inside the closeness of that cocoon I completed my book and learned a lot of myself in the process.
When I was finished, it was time to truly fly.
Once free of my chrysallis, I spread my wings and man they feel good!
The point of my little wanderings through the wonderful world of analogies (which I know I did very badly!) is that I truly feel like a writer now. I even had a dream the other night in which--well, it was not a tangible dream--but I woke up feeling absolutely like a writer.
I have learned, just in this past month, how to make writing a part of my every day life, how to stay focussed and how to achieve a writing goal. Where once I felt like I hoped to be a writer one day, now I feel like I am a writer. I may not be published just yet, but I feel confident that one day I will be.
And that my friends, is a wonderful feeling!