I guess I identify with the TV detective, Adrian Monk, who said, “I don’t mind change. I just don’t like to be around when it happens.” All my life I’ve disliked change. I still recall the sinking sensation I felt when I heard that a favorite pastor was leaving for another church. I remember the knot in the pit of my stomach when I walked onto Ward 5-C on my first day as an intern. And butterflies populated my inner regions when I stood at the front of the Little Chapel In The Woods and watched my bride-to-be walk down the aisle.
Are you a frustrated writer? You’ve been working at your craft for a while, but success eludes you. An agent or a publisher seems to be just out of reach. Self-publishing is not your thing. It’s expensive and the idea of marketing and promoting your own work exclusively is another chunk of change, which you don’t have. Money drains from your account as you attend conferences and workshops, always pitching and always learning. Your writing group supports you, but they aren’t an agent or editor. And you’re fresh out of ideas and hope.
A while ago I took an honest evaluation of myself, and I didn’t like what I discovered. Exhaustion pelted my mind and body. Did I mention cranky? I rose earlier in the morning and hit the pillow later at night. I cancelled breakfast meetings with friends and attended a writer’s conference where I failed to make […]
Nancy J. Farrier has been the coordinator for FHL’s IRCA for fourteen years. She is an award winning author who lives in Southern California in the Mojave Desert. She loves the Southwest and interesting historical past. Nancy and her husband have five children. When Nancy isn’t writing, she loves to read, do needlecraft, play with […]