One year ago, I started on a new journey. Some friends encouraged me to submit a literary piece for an online magazine.
It all started as a joke- the Blizzard Queen should be the voice of the Goddess of Snow. They told me to think about it.
Well, I don’t think I had a chance to think about it before the character had come alive in my head. She demanded to be a heard, a force of nature exerting herself over me.
I wrote an intro for her, and after some friendly proofreading, I submitted the piece to InThePantheon.com.
I had taken the first step in sharing my work and had embarked on a journey without a goal in mind.
There was a call for submissions for poetry. Odes to the Gods, for the book Immortal Hymns. I wrote two poems and submitted them both, figuring what the hell, if I get rejected, it’s all one big rejection, and I could retreat back into nothingness.
Then came the request for an interview, to become a Scribe for ITP. We met and talked on my birthday, and before I knew it- I was in orientation.
Khione was getting a voice, through me! They liked my story! On top of that- they liked my poems so much so that they selected both to be published!
I joined a community full of like minded individuals, and was encouraged to rejoin Twitter, and there I found even more support.
I was conned into NanoWriMo, let me tell you. I had no intention of participating back in Novembe. But I wrote 50k words for one project that had filled my head for a while, successfully completing NanoWriMo.
That project- is now in the hands of Tea with Coffee Media- an Indie Publishing company, and I am thrilled to be working with them!
Without the support and amazing people I have met on my journey- and the people who pushed me to make that uncomfortable first step, I would not have accomplished the things I did:
17 posts on InthePantheon (and counting!)
4 posts on 5minuteaffairs- Short Story Romamces.
2 Poems Published- in Immortal Hymns- available on amazon and KU
A NanoWriMo success!
And this Blog, that catches everything I’ve put out to others, and gives you short stories when I have the chance to get them on here.
Well, I’ve still have lots of Khione’s story to tell, and will continue to be her Scribe, until she leaves me.
I have a sequel to dive into and finish writing.
I have another Work In Progress that was inspired by another Canadian Artist- and I’m working on getting his okay to share before I reveal it.
I think the writing community found me and picked me up when I needed it. And to everyone who reads this:
Thank you 💙👉👈