The Pirate’s Daughter- Following the Dream
Well, here I am. I have arrived at a place that I had only dreamed of reaching. Now 6 years, from conception, I am nearing the completion of my first novel. I can not express to you how happy, relieved, frighten and excited I am. I am happy to be nearly done after devoting, literally, every spare moment granted me for the last 2 years. Really, I can hardly remember the last time I spent a day off just relaxing, other than when I had the flu a couple of months ago. I am relieved because I can finally get back to my garden, see my friends and watch something on TV at its actual airing time. I am frightened, even petrified, that those reading it now will tell me it’s crap and that I have wasted the last two years of my life. And lastly, I am excited about the possibilities of what could happen for me should it become a sensation. Yes..wish-full thinking, I know. But, it is not beyond the impossible. And that slight, smallest of chances is what has kept me going through the headaches, blocks and the widening of my backside. Honestly, I think even my health may have suffered from my self-imposed confinement and the sedentary lifestyle I have adopted in order to complete this project. Not only did I gain weight, but during this last year I have caught every sniffle, cough and sore throat that has passed through the ranks. I’ve even had customers comment on how sickly I’ve been, even though I have been practically main lining “EMERGENCY”. I have sacrificed much and I hope, pray that it wasn’t for not.
-K.L.Parry- “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake”