Journey of a Hopeful

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Journey of a Hopeful

I started on this writing journey several years ago. I wish I could say it’s all been peaches and cream but the truth of the matter is, it’s defiantly been a hilly, curvy and bumpy journey. There were times I would throw my research in a box as if putting old photographs in a box storing it away, thinking this is too hard, I can’t do this. But never failing, I would pull it back out as if the pages were calling my name yearning for the story to be finished. I believe the yearning came from the gift that God placed inside of me because everyone has something worth telling and without Him, I am nothing.

I’m not sure if anyone goes through the doubt, frustration and discouraging feelings of writing a story but in retro, I believe that’s all part of learning your niche. It wasn’t that I didn’t have the story inside me, it was the feeling of not being good enough to write a book.

Not long ago, I read of an author that said she couldn’t call herself an author for the longest time because she didn’t feel like an author just someone who published a book. She couldn’t see herself in a category as one of her favorite authors. But, a year later, her statement has changed, she learned and grew in the business. She now calls herself a published author.

And much like her, since I began writing, I now have a published book with several other’s finished ready to tweak before sending out.

So, now I begin a new journey, hopefully getting more books published and tackling the big M word- Marketing.

I want to take a moment and thank all the bloggers out there helping newbies to the business. Your experience and information means a great deal. Your blogs are worth the time that you spend posting.

I would say that my journey in writing is just that a journey always changing but moving forward and I’m looking more and more hopeful.

Be Blessed,

Brenda Scruggs

The inspirational writer

Author of “The Chocolatier”

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About Brenda Scruggs

Brenda studied journalism in high school which stirred her imagination into putting words on paper. Years later, she read an author’s interview that awakened the creativity that laid inactive. She gathered her thoughts and laid her pen to paper and hasn’t stopped. Brenda loves to create stories in either Contemporary or Historical settings that take the reader on travels of conflicts and suspense with a flavor of romance. Her characters are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life. She is married and lives in Tennessee. She takes pleasure in watching television with her husband, eating Mexican food and scribbling her thoughts on paper. She is the author of, “The Chocolatier.” A delightful story of romance that is sure to melt your heart as you swirl through the pages relishing Charlene and Charles encounter. Brenda writes creative and enjoyable stories, devotions and games that are inspiring and uplifting that reveals how God works secretly in the lives of her characters. Brenda has been published in the Judson Press. – devotional. http:/brendascruggs.wordpress.com
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