I actually forgot last month and also had a guest post that day. This month, I made a note in my to-do list to get it done. I picked this post from 2013 because the title reminds me of how stubborn I am with writing. Sales can be discouraging and seeing others succeed depressing, but I've decided to be too stubborn to give up.
Today, I'm doing March 19th: What have been the event horizons of your life–the moments from which there was no turning back?
I think this one is pretty easy to figure out. When I decided to publish Being Human. Most of my life, I planned on being an artist. I even went to college for a year for it, but didn't see where a degree would take me. After college, I thought I'd be a cook because I was good at it. But working in a restaurant was just a way to pay bills. Yes, I did cook when I was home, but it was still just a job and I considered myself lucky to have a job that I loved so much.
Then writing came along.
I'm not sure when it happened, but at some point, I looked at my writing and realized I couldn't imagine not doing it. I could see my life going somewhere because of it. I could reach people, speak to them through my stories. I could make a difference!
Something I had always wanted was to help make a difference. Whether it be donating money to save the tigers or giving inspiration to another. Writing has helped me do that. Already, I've had people tell me that my stories have inspired them to write their own. My advice (based on my experiences) has helped guide other writers. That makes me feel great and I wouldn't have that without writing.