It was challenging. First, writing the original story and then going through the editing process. Losing money, having friendships tainted and then doing more re-writes.
The process was maddening but now that it's over, I realized looking back over the few years it took me to get to this point that I wouldn't have changed it for the world. It was worth it.
The next few months are going to be spent writing more books and meeting writers face to face. Writing for CNN's iReport has been an amazing journey in and of itself, and it is the perfect platform to showcase my work as well as the works of other authors. And let's not forget my column on "The Examiner."
I still believe in paying it forward. That, perhaps is hardwired into my DNA. But I cannot take the focus off of myself. I have too many books to write and so many stories to tell. There are messages of encouragement nestled within my story lines...messages that need to be spread.
As a Crime Drama author, I find that placing myself into this niche will ultimately work for me. There's a big world out there and I want to experience as much of it as I can.
In the meantime, with "Bruthas - The Final Chapter" completed, I hope that you take a moment to download a copy and find out who the real killer is that is stalking "The Block." I hope that you rejoice with The Whitfield's in all of their triumphs, remark on their faith and shed a tear in their times of sadness.
In the meantime, thank you all who have taken the time to stop here at The Writer's Megaphone and spent just a little bit of time with me!
~ J.L. Whitehead