The Heart Behind My FIRST Book

The honest truth? My heart has changed so much since writing the first draft of my book, A Pygmy’s Life for Me. Over the weekend, I re-sent all the work to my editor. The book, now on it’s 5th draft, has changed completely. And for the better.

But let’s rewind!

It’s taken me quite awhile to confidently be in this place. The first time I was rejected, I also received the best & worst criticism. I was told that my story didn’t have a crisis that drove the plot. OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!! I had spent all this time writing a story that essentially had no driving plot-line, no real substance. And she was absolutely right. I had written a fun story about my life as a kid, but it had no purpose. Read more