"My writing isn't good enough."
"It'll never be good enough."
"I'll never write a book like
"What if this doesn't work out? What if I can't make a career out of this?"
"I don't want to work retail for the rest of my life!"
"What if I can't even get a retail job?"
"What? I wrote this? What was I thinking?"
The list goes on and on. Like I said, just a rough go of it. So to check the mail today and find this?
I squeed quite a bit. More than I'm willing to say, actually. I open the book and find my name in it. MY NAME. It's such an honor to be included in this anthology with so many amazing people. To say this was exactly what I needed today is an understatement. In the end I'm doing what I love and following a lifelong dream. Few people get to do that and I know I'm blessed beyond measure.
I'll be blogging more about Dear Teen Me leading up to its release in October, so be on the look out!