It is Friday, and I have a 1,000 (ok, more like 100’s) of things to do, but I want to let you know I am here. I have met many of my readers or shared conversations with you and I have failed you. I have step away from my blog.
What does my blog mean to me? Everything, this is the place where I can share my red (blood) in black and white here with people facing the challenges of life. This is where I am raw and sometimes naked. Just kidding, or am I? LOL
This is what has been going on with me, #JCV. I have been suffering from a head injury. I fell almost 6 years ago and it changed me. I got to the point where I could not write. Now, think of that. I am a writer. I am passionate about words and words left me. I could not reach them, speak them or write them.
Last year, I started getting the help that I needed and amazing changes began to happen. I was able find words again. I found words! That was the beginning of my healing. I am getting better every day.
Since then, I wrote for the local newspaper. I started a new business, a Central Texas magazine called What’s Kickin Texas at www.whatskickintexas.com
This magazine has been a success. It is packed full of information that my readers wanted. I have received thanks and praises. I am grateful for all those readers that reached out and thanked or praised me. Thank you!
Now, besides starting a great magazine, I have signed up to participate in the Austin Film Festival. Yes! Yes! Yes, I will be pitching. It has taken me fourteen years to develop the characters that I will be pitching. 14 years!! I know that I am competing with hundreds of writers and I have no guarantees that my T.V. Pitch will win. I know that I have no guarantees that I will get the opportunities to sit down with a representative from Disney, Pixar, Warner Brothers or Universal Studios, but I will try. I do as I have always done and take one step forward each day.
It has taken me 14 years to get to where I am today. I am a published children’s book author with the series of Promise and Snow-po
I am working on a new series of children’s stories. I currently have 21 illustrations. Think of that, I need 27 drawings and paintings to create one children’s story and I do it all. This book has been in creation for over two years. Each picture must tell the story. It must show the emotions, drama and activity of each character. I do this, because I love to tell stories. I love to write. I love to draw.
As you go through today, think about what you love and where you are. If you are not where you want to be, maybe you just started your journey, maybe you are on a break or pause. You will get back on track out of passion.
This is your fight song! Stay on the journey! I believe in you! Believe in me!