My writing path started back in 2007. Until that year, I had no idea that writing is my calling, that it`s the very mission I am here for. I felt a special connection with writing from a very early age, somewhere around when I was 10 but I didn’t pay much attention to it. The nudge was there but didn’t take it into consideration. Little did I know that 11 years later, this will change.
I was in the countryside, in the village where I was born and grew up. I still remember the hot summer August night when I had a dream. The dream. Nothing like it until then: I dreamed myself writing books.
Even though I was asleep, I opened my eyes. I couldn’t sleep anymore. My mind was alert, so my heart. Something inside me had been awakened and in that very moment, I knew that my life will never be the same; I knew that from that point onward, my life is taking another route, completely different than what it had been until then. That dream was no ordinary dream, I felt it in my bones, in my being, in my heart. It moved something inside me and I couldn’t put it aside nor forget about it. Now I was looking forward to the morning to come so that I can figure out what to do with this new revelation I was given.
Finally, in the next day, I grabbed a pen and some sheets, and I started writing. I had no idea what I was doing but it felt very good! That guidance, voice, whisper was delicious, I was slowly becoming addictive to it. I didn’t know where I was going with the story I was writing, nor if anything will actually come out of it. All I knew was that I had to follow it, I had to write the story I was being told to write. Truth to be told, in those moments when I sat at my writing table, I wasn’t even paying much attention if I will see that story turned into a book, let alone seeing myself as a published author. Following that voice was way too tasty, too life-giving, too fulfilling as to interrupt that juicy flow and connection with silly questions. I went blindly wherever it took me and I congratulate myself as it`s one of the best things I ever did in my life.
Within 6 months, the fruit of my work was in my hands: the manuscript of my first book, my romance novel called Seductive Ambiguity.
Something similar to what a mother feels when she holds her newly born baby in her arms?
Yes, close to that. That was what I felt too, and I knew in that moment that I want to have that feeling for the rest of my life.
Two years later, in 2009, I published it. Now I`m working on my third romance novel, I write children stories, I am working on my first fantasy series for kids & young adults and I`m a full-time intuitive copywriter, as well.
I am where I am and do what I do because of that dream. God showed me His plan for my life. What would my life look like if it hadn’t been for that dream? I don’t know, and I am grateful that I don’t have to worry finding an answer to this. I`ve been shown what my mission is, what my vocation is and I`m happily walking on this path, following my calling.
It`s happiness for me. It`s passion. It`s connection, purpose, bond. I can’t live without it and it`s the reason why I sit at my writing table every day.