Jolanthe’s first blog

The rough draft is done!

I’m celebrating and I’m terrified. On one hand, I completed the first part of the story. Yes, Beyond the Veil of Whispered Dreams is going to have a sequel. I’m not just talking about writing a book, I actually wrote one and it’s on its way to the beta readers.  On the other hand, what if it totally sucks?

Self doubt is an awful, awful thing. The kicker is, we do it to ourselves. We pour our heart and soul into something, whether it’s a piece of art, choreography, writing, whatever our creative outlet is, and then we wonder if it’s good enough. Will it be accepted? Will it be torn apart by the masses? And the answer is, yes, no, and or maybe. We can’t please everyone. We can only strive to put everything into our creation and hope that it appeals to some. For example, I’m not a fan of modern dance, but as a dancer, I can appreciate the training, skill, and heart those who dance modern pour into their art. We can pour our hearts and souls into a story, but in the end, we can only hope that those who do not like the story, for whatever reason, at least have an appreciation for the work done. It’s a toss-up and a chance we take when we expose ourselves to the public and open ourselves up for their criticisms.

joli

 

In the meantime, WOOT! WOOT! I’m on my way to being a published author! I’m going to sit back, drink my cup of coffee, and enjoy that thought.

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