You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
There are very few people that will actually go out into the world and take the risk to follow their dreams. It may sound cheesy enough, but how many people do you really know that have done it and haven’t just talked about it? For myself, I can say I know one of these amazing people very well, and I know for a fact that it requires a certain amount of stubbornness and a little bit of orneriness that few can match. But below the surface is where the truly gifted and determined nature comes out. And yes, I am speaking of my wife, Amy.
See, Amy decided it was time to walk the walk and stop talking about it. She quit her job of 5 years, cashed out her 401k and began the process of heavy personal criticism, enduring self doubts, and generally making a muck of writers block. Meaning she was essentially off to write her first book so she could prove to herself that she was a serious “writer”. For some, this can be maddening, especially for those of us who already know she is truly a talented writer. But we do understand, that only after a lot of hard work and determination she might finally start referring to herself as a “writer”. We all know she already is, but she needs to prove that to herself. Either way it takes a serious type of courage to quit your job and follow your path. And she is the one to do it.
She has been at it for some time now and has achieved more on a personal level than she ever has before. More than halfway done with the first draft of an amazing piece of fiction and today launching her website after being abused by code 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 months. Amy has come out of the toil that only a writer or creative person knows like an old friend. She has come through unscathed and more stubborn and ornery than ever before. But this time she is out and on the main stage of the internet before jumping back in to finish her book. You and I can expect great things from this one.
Everyone should take the time to read her stories and posts, not just because she is my wife, but because she is a writer. She has an amazing ability with dialogue and a definite talent for making you feel like you know her characters. Most literature can be hard to sink into and make you feel a bit out of place. But her work allows you to feel right at home, but still challenge you to see more than what’s already there. Am I biased? Honestly, I don’t really think I am. Proud, your damn right I am.
Take the time to be amazed, go check her out at amybilhornthomas.com