Seven years, ago back in 2010, I happened upon social medias and kept going after more. I suppose I suddenly had time, a break from the enormity of raising three children close in age. I also wanted to know what they were experiencing as I didn’t have that media growing up. We had television, movie theaters, and school. I continually pursued to learn it, liking most of it, and appalled at some. Above photo is the 3rd novel I wrote for Into the Vines. The cover is by me from Amazon’s KDP-kindle direct publishing, a tool for self-pubbed authors to use. Truly incredible!
Never did I think I would write books. Click link below.
A whole other world opened for me and for that I’m grateful. I learned more than a lot. I gained an entrance into my brain that was rarely used (I wrote poetry back when I was 20 n 30) and found out how to express that. Things I loved growing up were right there, and now maybe, I understood why I liked those things as a child or teen or young adult.
No wonder why I went out for musicals, choir, sports, put on skits, and ran for vice president of my class. We should pursue the things in life that make us happy, feel good, and want to succeed, otherwise we become miserable and unable to move forward. We feel trapped. I’ve always been for more arts, sports, recess, and music in school. I could see my children being swept up in homework, sitting all day, bored in class by teachers passing out worksheets and not teaching. They just don’t listen to me (yes, I even got on a board w the principal back in elementary school).
Therefore, I decided to write books in hopes of gaining a larger audience. I’m a doer but realize one person can’t do it all, and really, would we want perfection all at once? I continually seek a sweeter life (and a publisher) with adventure, and maybe now, just to do a little less as my teens will be eighteen (2) and nineteen (1). I have to break except for a couple blog posts I want to do in March on theivorytide.com. I will do my May newsletter on this site.
I deserve a small break, it’s been a wonderful life!
Thanks a million! Kim Troike