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A 5 Year Journey

Five years. What can be accomplished in this time? A high school career, a bachelor’s degree, a child’s life up until kindergarten. Five years feels a lot longer than it seems. This was how long it took from the night I first pictured Dessa Lakewood and “the crew” until the publication. Here I am, two days before this book officially becomes available for purchase, and I am almost to the finish line. The joy I feel is immense. The pride I feel is bubbling up.

I plan on sharing pieces of this process in weekly updates. I want to not only share Dessa’s story with people, but I want to be able to share my story of how her life came to be. I, personally, find it extremely gratifying when authors share their inspiration and trials and perseverance with their readers. I want to be able to show my readers that an idea can come from the simplest things and expand and create a world. Whether that be a world you simply create for yourself, or a world you create for other people. You created something. That, in itself, is an extremely important piece of this life.

I look forward to hearing from you. If there is ever something you want me to share, some question you have about writing, please share it with me! If I don’t have an answer, I will find someone who does and I will have them answer it! I am excited to share this journey with you and I hope to hear how it has helped your process.