In the good old words of The Rolling Stones, today I’m celebrating that I’m free to write what I please. Thinking about my writing journey and the many little things I accomplish day-by-day, I’m definitely grateful that I chose to be an independent author.
Today I got to visit three classrooms through Skype, in different parts of the United States. That means that I reached over 100 children in just one day, and the message was clear: Write. Read. Imagine.
Today I got to visit with the illustrator for the new children’s book I’m crafting: A Superpower for ME, and received two wonderful illustrations. I’m so pleased with the way this book is coming together!
Today I got to work on the re-writes for a new middle grade story I’m working on, a story that touches the theme of immigration in the United States of America.
Today, I made amazing new contacts for future posts and interviews! Today I’m happy I’m an independent author. It’s a privilege not having to worry if an agent might like my work or if a publisher will hire me. I only have to worry about pleasing my audience.
So, yes, today I’m celebrating, savoring, and enjoying the life of a hard-working, committed, independent author and businessperson. And dancing to the Rolling Stones!
Love me, hold me, read me!
Com’n, sing with me!
Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born author of five children’s books (three of them in Spanish.) When she’s not writing she stares out the window wondering what would’ve happened if she had pursued a singing career instead, or if Hamlet hadn’t returned to Denmark. Connect on Facebook and Twitter