Before I start, I want to apologize to those that drop in to Chiriquí Chatter expecting to see something relevant to Panama and Chiriquí each day. I know other blogs have more discipline in that regard, but I just write what is on my mind at the moment. It is sort of therapy for me.
This morning, I feel about 10 feet tall. Yesterday, my daughter sent me an email with a link to her blog. I had not checked it for a while and was surprised because I thought she had quit writing it. I read the current post and then I read the previous two posts.
I had mentioned, in a past post, that my daughter and granddaughter were collaborating on a book together. Now in today’s age, that in itself is an accomplishment. To have a young college student and her mother in a good relationship is worthy of a blue ribbon all by itself.
Her current blog posts were about her moving along the path of writing her first novel. Within these posts, she gave me credit for her testing her writing skills and actually allowing others (and now with the Internet – everyone) to be apart of this writing journey.
I know that I am a little biased, but Kim has talent. She had posted things in the past, about her daughter Olivia and her son Carson, that cracked me up. Erma Bombeck wasn’t any better.
As she said in her email this morning, she has realistic goals. In today’s world it is difficult to stand out and become a top seller. However, she is loving what she is doing and as she says, “..that is worth more than money..¨.
In the posts I read, she also mentions Jane (Britt) Vasarhelyi of Boquete for helping her. Jane, I thank you also for your kindness and support.
Here is the short email that made my day today and probably several days to come. It was her reply to my email thanking her for mentioning my encouragement to write in her blog.
Well you really and truly are the reason I began writing in the first place. You convinced me to start a blog years ago and last year you encouraged me to write a book when I probably would have never even thought of doing that. The more I write, the more I love it. I’m very realistic about my chances of writing a best seller as there are so many people writing now because it’s much easier to publish. But the day I hit that “Submit” button and upload my book will be worth more than money to me. It feels good to finally have an attainable goal in life.
Glad you like the blog.
In case you are interested in the three posts in Kim’s blog that got my day off in fantastic fashion, here they are in order.
- Finally Started Writing A Novel
- I Have A Story Idea – Now What
- One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Mystery Novel