Remember the short story I’ve been working on — Passion’s Curse? Well, I finished my first draft!
I really agonized over the ending and finally made a decision and just wrote it, knowing I would change it in the revisions to come.
Again, I didn’t love how the story was ending, but I committed to the writing and the first draft is done! It feels so good to have a completed draft of my first significant creative writing project.
Honestly, I’ve spent years starting and stopping on various story ideas. I was scared the same was happening with Passion’s Curse because I hit a wall on the ending. But I have never before been as committed to writing, learning, and growing as I am now. So, I plowed through and finished an imperfect first draft. 😁
Then, the most amazing thing happened… two gems in the #amwriting community stepped up to help me by reading it and providing critical and constructive feedback. I am over the moon! I feel like I know what I need to do next and I’ve already started on revisions.
Oh, it may look like I was just hanging out poolside today sipping piña coladas, but I was actually working through some ideas for version 2.0 — and sipping iced coffee. ☕️
I’m excited to dig in and will share pieces of the puzzle with you as it comes together. In fact, here’s a little more about my MC, Julissa:
Julissa, like her mother, never met a stranger — a beautiful woman of Caribbean heritage, outgoing, gregarious, and always the life of the party. But, when it came to love, Juli, as her friends called her, was the polar opposite.
In love, she was shy and reserved, uncertain and timid. She wondered now, was it the family curse that held her back from being herself in romantic relationships or perhaps she just preferred a more submissive role in love. She hadn’t been in many relationships, but she found her needs always seemed to take a backseat to her partner’s. “What was that all about?” she wondered quietly to herself.
Thank you for reading and for your continued support!