I am a writer – which means I surprise myself every day.
There are days when I wake up certain that I won’t be able to write a single word. Then I do.
I have stared at blank screen after blank screen. I filled them.
I have written my characters into inescapable predicaments. I found them a way out.
I wrote my first complete novel doubting that I’d ever let anyone read it. Then I published it.
I thought I would be one of those writers of whom no one has ever heard. Then I found fans.
I was certain no publisher would ever want to work with me. I found one who did.
When people ask me what I do, I tell them I’m a writer. I’ve never had a better, more rewarding “job.” And I surprise myself every day.