The best thing about a hard fought race is the finish line. It all begins with an idea which leads to developing a plan. Add some hard work and consistency. Eventually you break that tape.
The worst thing about a hard fought race is the finish line. Sweat covered brow, catching one's breath. The endorphin high gradually fades. You are left pondering – now what?
2014 was a year of completions. I completed my 2nd 5K. Most importantly, I finished my debut novel, "Ruth's Awakening: A Love Story". It was such a relief. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment. After the buzz of the initial release, I found myself pondering the question – now what?
Keep it moving.
I have to market this baby and grow my platform(s). I have to start book number two. I have to meet Oprah!!! That's what.
Life is a journey with a a series of land markers. You never really cross a "finish" line. The journey don't stop 'til the casket drop. Even then, I will be forever with my Lord.
Can the church say, Amen!
It took me seven years to finish this novel. There have been many drafts, rewrites, ending changes, and edits. The finished product is a milestone. A little bump on my road to destiny. I want other dreamers to spy the territory I have marked and, hopefully, it will make their journey that much easier.
Felicia Malone, Author