When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to grow up. I could then make my own decisions, no longer have tons of homework, and eat as many cookies as I wanted. By now, I'm sure all of you are rolling on the floor, laughing.
As the truth of adulthood hits us, we look back and wish for the mostly carefree days of childhood. Someone else went out to work, paid the bills, and purchased what we needed. If we had a problem, they were there to kiss the boo-boo and make it all better. Those responsibilities transferred to us along the way.
Too bad we don't appreciate where we are at this point in our lives. Today's events will someday be viewed as "the good ol' days."
Just as childhood is a time of preparation for adult responsibilities, the early stages of a writer's journey is preparation for the publishing world. This time of discovery, learning, and building relationships with those in the industry will impact our future success.
Each stage of life and writing has its own challenges, but also its own blessings. Savor every moment and live it to the fullest.
Writers and Readers: What were some of the reasons you wanted to grow-up fast, both as a person and as a writer?
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