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With Gratitude


Not sure if it's luck, hard work, lots of wishing or a combination of all three but it is with sincere gratitude that I report in, this first Wednesday of November for the IWSG (Insecure Writer's Support Group) monthly blog post.


I could look at my situation negatively because much of what I've been going on about here in this space has turned out to be...



but everything happens for a reason. I've decided to return to the pure source of my inspiration. This requires me to simply write as much as I can and to paint with a open heart in my studio. 

All this is easier said than done. I had gotten extremely distracted and pulled away from creative writing and painting by various projects and part-time jobs. I was over-scheduled and distracted. Distracted to the point where I couldn't breathe, let alone be creative. It all left me drained of creativity and my body revolted. I am a bit under the weather, thus I haven't been posting much or visiting other blogs. Today though, I want to share some good news, in light of being a IWSG member.

My spirituality and weight loss book called "Mama Nature's Spiritual Guide to Weight Loss" has been through so much. Much of it was shared here. In the end none of it was right for me or for the book. I waited and low and behold, something wonderful has happened. I'm so happy to say I'll be working with the literary agent, Nikki Terpilowski.  Nikki is now representing that book and eventually my other books, through Holloway Literary Agency.

In short, I want to express gratitude to Nikki for believing in my talent. Her acceptance of my work came during a time I was beginning to doubt it.  I'd also become confused about my direction. I am so happy the universe acted within the open space available, enabling Nikki and I to work together at this particularly sensitive time in my creative life.

To my fellow IWSG members I want to share my new found appreciation for space. Open space, re-opened the door to creativity in its purest form. Open space was found during down time. That space was opened further by illness, of all things. Slowing down, as is necessary for healing, led to revising the direction of my life. 




Writer friends and visitors, I urge you to always make space for what it is you love. Through the space you leave open, all things are possible.

Comments

  1. Congrats on the progress with your book and your writing! What a lovely thought to make room and be grateful for space.

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  2. I think the idea of making space is wonderful, and something all writers - or pretty much everyone - should do. Congrats on the writing progress!

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    1. Thanks S.L. Sometimes the little, simple sounding things are the hardest to accomplish.

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  3. congratulations! it's never easy in this business, but this is a big step forward, enjoy every moment of it!

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  4. Lovely post Stephanie thank you and wonderful news that the open space opened as it did! Not that the illness was wonderful - I sincerely hope that you're well on the way to full vibrant health.
    Thank you for your encouragement to make way for space .. interestingly I am in process of doing just that ...

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    1. Oh, I'll have to stop over to your blog and see what you're up to Susan. Thanks for stopping by and for your encouragement. I hope to see the back of this illness some time in the near future.

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  5. Congratulations, Stephanie!!! Wonderful Post.

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  6. Congratulations on your representation!!!! That's wonderful news. I do believe things happen for a reason. We may not know what the reason is at the time, but there's is one. And look...you found you're reason. :)

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  7. Congratulations Stephanie!! So awesome. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Optimistic Existentialist! I wish you a wonderful weekend as well.

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