You never know who is reading your blog or keeping up to date with your movements. I have had a surprise today in that I received an email from one of my readers. This particular person is a freelance writer and may be looking to do a feature for various magazines.
It just goes to show you never know that something you post is being read. You may not think it is important but to someone reading it the article could be just what they are looking for. It could be something to help someone else but you wrote it to get feelings off your chest. Little could you realise that it would blow up into a national story.
Just by writing you are opening up a new world for yourself and others. Making them aware of issues that are important to you.
I am lucky in that I write because I find it therapeutic and put my feelings into print whether it be on the internet or on paper.
I will certainly count myself lucky if my story gets out there by whatever means but the main thing is its "my" story no one else has trodden the journey I do. I am individual with my own take on what has happened to me. We all cope in different ways with illness and I am proof of that.
I love me for who I am not what I haven't got. I am me and I am happy.
That is all that matters to me.
If I can be happy with my writing and others accept it for what it is that is fine. It may not be to everyone's taste and I also appreciate that. We all have different likes and dislikes especially with writing and publishers are looking for what they like. I realise not every publisher will like my story.
If I am happy with what I write then I put it out there and that is all that matters to me is that I am happy with it.
Best wishes and good luck to everyone.