After three years of working, I finally get to cross off another goal on the publishing bucket list -- The Amazon Orange Sticker status.
Better than that? My daughter's reaction.
Whenever aspiring writers ask me for advice, I tell them they should 'listen to the voices' in their head.
Lenny, Rebecca, Trixie, Bishop, Ferd, Chidi -- they're all voices that eventually made their way onto the page and there's a hundred (thousand?) more behind them, waiting for the same chance. Strange as this might sound, I'll often find myself fighting with those characters/voices as well.
Whenever I tell people such things, half think I'm crazy, the other half gets it because they too have voices in their heads waiting, fighting, etc. for their stories to be heard.
But what's not often spoken of is that one voice more than any other plagues me, just as I'm sure it stalks many other people as well.
That voice's name is Doubt.
Author. Actor. Rascal.