I sometimes stop and think about what lies ahead. My manuscript is due in October and the next stages are to look for an agent and a publisher. How long will it take for someone to pick it up? Months? Years? Never? Is the manuscript good enough? Is there an audience for it? This questions rack my brain almost everyday. It is something I have wanted for so long, sometimes it is hard to imagine that it is a possibility that it could all work out. That is where my focus needs to be. I am on the road to accomplish something I have been working on for over fifteen years. Just to be able to finish it, and potentially put it out into the world, has given me a high I have never felt before. We were all meant for greatness. Whether it is personal greatness or public. The key is to keep going, even if you do not have the fight in you anymore. My manuscript has gone so far beyond where it started, I'm actually enjoying the journey my characters are on. There's more to come, and maybe that is the point.
Katharine Ann Melton