How is everyone doing? Anyone participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge? (write a novel of 50,000 words in the month of November). This is my fourth year that I’ve dived into this great writing adventure, and it is some kind of an adventure. This year I took the first seven days of November off from my full-time job to get a good start on my second memoir about working in luxury hotels in the Canadian Rockies. It is now day 18 and I’m still going strong. I’m taking the time to get the words down and I have to be honest, the words may not be good, and first drafts are just that, a draft to be massaged and shaped into what you know it will be.
I’m also participating in an Instagram photo challenge with a NaNoWrioMo theme, actually, it’s focused on memoirs. A great challenge for me. One of my favorites prompts during this week: Who didn’t believe you? Do you write for fun or hope to publish. Great questions to spark the memory.
1. Who didn’t believe you?
I would have to say that everyone I ever told I was going to write books believed me because I believed me. Yes, there were times self-doubt and ego hung heavy over my head, but I stepped pasted those dark times and kept writing. I believed in myself and creativity to keep writing because I have stories to share that creativity what to share through me.
2. Do you write for fun or do you hope to publish?
How fitting to be paired up with the first question.
I always wanted to publish my work. I didn’t mind if only knew person read my work but I saw my book on the bookshelves and now they sit on a local bookstore waiting to be read. I’ve #selfpublished my debut memoir in September and over 100 people have bought and read my book. Thank you! What a blessing!
I will continue to write and publish my work. I believe that when we share we contribute for a reason. We share to say we are not alone. We are not going through the joys or sorrows alone. We can celebrate and heal together. This is how we connect and grow.
Do you have a story to share about who may not have believed in your writing? Do you write for fun or hope to publish or are you already published? I love hearing from you all.
Did you ever wonder what it was like to work for a luxury hotel? My hospitality life started in a beautiful hotel and resort in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
My debut memoir, Behind The Kitchen Doors ~ The Summers, is about my journey working for a luxury hotel. I knew my life was about to change when I had to share a staff accommodations room with three other girls. Talk about a reality check for this only child.