Listening to every heart
Well, Jim, you've given a lot of yourself to us in that last comment. I've been in the legal field for 25 years as a professional assistant/legal secretary/paralegal. Prior to that, you can add another 15 years work for businesses, both as a secretary and executive professional, including the time I was going to school. I started with my parents' business.
Right now, I'm between jobs, which has been a godsend, considering the number of years I have been on someone's payroll. I do have a novel out there, I'm also working on a second novel and a manuscript of poetry. I think any writer has to have a special edge to write in today's market. We all have a story in us, it has been said. But one story doesn't necessarily make a bank account.
Writing can be a wondrous hobby, filler, keeper of promise to one's dream. I do not know if all of us might become the next best seller, but it is my hope for all that I know who wish that, that it be so. So, we, you and I, write. In some hope that this desire is fulfilled.
It seems that for every person I have ever met, they had a secret within them to fulfill; something that had to be done. Some have achieved that moment...some have dwelled in the moment, and found it wasn't quite what they thought it might be.
Regardless of your day job, or night job, or fly-by-time job...make every one you work for, proud to have known you.
They may, someday, be your best critic, and/or best salesperson....
" It matters not this distance now " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love