Monday, April 7, 2014

Today is the day...

I have no idea what I am doing. What I do know is that if I do nothing, ten years will have gone by and I will be exactly where I am now, only ten years older! So, here goes.

The simple truth is that I took a writing class a few years ago and I wrote my first children's book. I also wrote a poem, and began a YA story based upon an adventure I had as a child.

Then, nothing. However my children's story has been simmering and percolating in my subconscious, and I can no longer quiet the persistent knocking of this little book. It needs to come out. Now. It needs to be seen.

I expect that this blog will be cathartic for me, and that through my writing I will be able to quiet the voices of my critics, my saboteurs and my judges. I also hope that the exercise of blogging will help me flex my writing muscles and give me the confidence I need to keep submitting my story, and that it will eventually be picked up and become a "real book." Perhaps I will self-publish.

For now, I will simply write.


  1. Yay for you, Fernanda. Saboteurs and critics be damned. Constructive criticism is good, but the kind of criticism that stops you not so much. Follow your dream, friend, you can do this.

    1. Thanks Elena! I miss you:(
      Now, do you know anyone in the publishing/editing/literary agency world?