Earlier this week I read this post about the ending of two blogs that greatly influenced the bloggers life. One of them is the BookEnds Literary Agency blog. That blog has informed, influenced, and helped me along my writing journey and I'm sad to see it end. What struck me most about this post, though, was the title: The End of A Beginning.
And I realized that's how I feel. I'm working on what I hope are the final edits before sending off queries. My query pitch, I think, is ready to go, I'm researching agents, I'm doing all the things I've learned over the last few years. And that's the point. I've been working towards this for several years. All my life really. I don't consider myself a completely wet-behind-the-ears noob anymore. Which isn't to say I don't have a lot to learn because I do. But I've reached the end of the beginning of my journey.
I'm now comfortably somewhere in the middle. somewhere along this road I hope to get an agent, and get published. It's nice that there's no end to this journey. As long as I write the road will stretch out before me surrounded by the landscapes of my imagination.
The end of something can be sad, but really it's only the beginning of something else. I know what I'm beginning now will have it's own hardships but it will also have it's own rewards, and I'm ready for them both.
Where are you on the journey?