Into the Light: The Moment I Thought I’d Succeed

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Last week we talked about the DARK MOMENT and this week we turn the tables. So when did I think I might succeed? To me this is never one moment or one day, but a series of small accomplishments and then BIG ONES. Sometimes a small point of light, others, a flood to illuminate my path.

When I finished the first draft of the book

When an agent requested to see pages

Each time I opened my inbox (5 million times per day)

The day I signed with my agent

When the book sold (!!!!!!!)

When the good reviews rolled in, especially those from Kirkus and The New York Journal of Books

When did I think I might succeed? Over and over again, after a dark day blew over, a spark of hope reignited in my chest and that ol’ Little Engine That Could roared its engine once more. Now, at T minus 5 days until launch, that spark has become a flame burning brighter, hotter. My head plays one mantra: THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING and I’m so grateful, my heart is bursting. So just as there’s a time for THE DARK MOMENT, there is a time for light. And I am bathed in its glow.

For those who doubt if they will succeed, never let that spark of hope go out.

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Heather Webb

Writer, Editor
Heather Webb is the author of BECOMING JOSEPHINE, her debut historical (Plume/Penguin 2014). A freelance editor and blogger, she spends oodles of time helping writers hone their skills—something she adores. You may find her Twittering @msheatherwebb, hosting contests, or hanging around RomanceUniversity.org as a contributor to the Editor's Posts. She is also the Twitter mistress for the popular Writer Unboxed. She loves making new reader and writer friends. Stop on by her website, Between the Sheets!

9 thoughts on “Into the Light: The Moment I Thought I’d Succeed

  1. Enjoy that glow, Heather! You’ve worked so hard. Speaking as someone who’s watched you every step of the way, I can truly say you deserve this wonderful time.

    Big breath – and enjoy the ride!

  2. I almost got teary eyed reading this. I’m so excited for you, Heather.

    Bathe in the glow 🙂 I love that. That’s post-it worthy.

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