February 15, 2017
Many writers can say the same. Their passion was there from their earliest memory and only grew as they did. Some of us struggle, as I did, to learn the tricks of the trade, to master the skills needed. Yet some of us will never make it. Whether it be the countless denials, the steel doors sealed tightly hindering us from the industry, or the whispers of those who believe we are just dreamers.
I have heard that this passion of mine is unrealistic, that I should strive for success with a scalpel in my hand instead of a pen. But for me, that just won’t cut it.
Yes, I am a dreamer, a believer, one with an imagination that can only be appeased by the written words I put to paper. I live to create fictitious towns, characters with a story to tell, drama, excitement, and tears. No one could sway my dream when I was a little girl, nor can they now.
Instead, I push through the calamity that surfaces, face the grief of every denial head on, and reject the nay-sayers with a smile. Because to believe in something this much is bound to come with its own bag of tricks. And even then, as the magician behind the words, I am in control of the show I put on.
Today, I have reached a goal many never will, and one I wondered more often than not would ever become a reality. And it wasn’t through accepting society’s belief in what makes a coveted author, or how popular and well-known my name is, but because I refused to let anyone tell me I couldn’t.
In the next few months, the first of many dreams that turned into novels will hit the shelves and I am elated, yet grounded. Because with each stone I step on on my path to best seller status there will always be a slippery edge, a ripple of water threatening to pull me into its depths. But I will persevere, my head held high as I take another step, knowing that my fate lies in my own abilities not that with which has been laid out before me.
- Note from Destiny Whispers Publishing, LLC: Roxy Matthew's has been signed to a three book series called Pale Bay Moments, the first of which will release May 2017. In addition, we are are contracting her for another exciting novel, "Drago's Destiny."
- McBride's Gem coming May 16th, 2017 : read more!
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