We’re down to the second most memorable thing . . . This one stings a little, but remember when I mentioned how I believe we grow from any experience life throws at us–good or bad?
Yeah, well, I’m going to sum up a couple not-so-great-ones into a general category. . .
Facing the Giants
Yeah, I know, that’s a name of a movie, but I had to steal it for this one.
Two giants I faced in 2010 were: Learning my mother in law has liver cancer and my publishing deal falling through. I’ve written enough on the publishing deal falling through, so I wanted to mention the newest thing….Lynn’s cancer.
Sure, it happens to be my middle name, so that works, too, but my mother in law was the first person to ever to read my writing.
Yep. Even before my hubby. He started to read a little then set it down…romance so isn’t his thing.
Anyway. Lynn read the very first and very ugly draft of Light of Truth. The first book I ever wrote. Even in its raw, POV-shifting, all kids of telling form, she still found positives to look at and build on.
And besides that, she’s a great writer. I’m proud to have her name. At my wedding, she wrote the most beautiful thing ever called, When Was It Love. You can see that post if you CLICK HERE.
So, while I survived my first publishing deal fall apart–with her support of course–I will strengthen my resolve and be a strong support for her as she faces a tough road ahead of her while battling liver cancer.
Any big OUCHES you’ve survived only to come out stronger?