During the month of November, I've got quite a many friend and family member who post everyday what they are thankful for. I too am no stranger to all the great things in life that I'm am greatful for. However today, there's one thing 'm more thankful for than anything else as it's helped me see the light...
I am THANKFUL for FAILURE.
Without failure, how would we ever know what we need to do to succeed?
After all the rejections of my novel, I've realized - yet again - I'm
not telling the truth. My novel is not quirky. It's not a humorous
adventure. It's not even a love story. It's about a rape survivor's
healing journey back from wanting the peace only death can bring.
"She said you'd do it."
Those words have haunted me and my main character for years...and it's
about time I just BE HONEST and stop hiding behind the smile of forced
humor. Stop trying to not make it hurt.
My novel, like my story, is painful before it becomes victorious.
So... I am thankful and grateful for my continuous failure. Without it,
I'd never tell the truth, which is the ONLY way to get this novel in
front of those girls and women out there that I want to hear this
message: It's not your fault. You didn't ask for it. You can LIVE and
SURVIVE and THRIVE even if you can never get the redemption and
restitution you seek! Don't give up the fight. Don't let them win. You
are WORTH joy and light and love.
SO. Back to the drawing
board! Thank you failure. You are the best eye opener. And thank you,
God, for giving me the chance to help others be strong. Please guide my
pen once again...