Writing and illustrating children's stories
I have wanted to do this ever since I was a child. I wrote and illustrated a book when I was in 3rd grade called "Where's Sandy?" It was about my pet cat. At the time, I had a wonderful teacher who encouraged me to send the story to a book publisher. I did, and received a warm and encouraging rejection letter. Even though it wasn't published - my teacher had warned me that very few authors actually GET published - still, the fact that she got me to go through that whole process of submitting my work really had an impact on me. It made me believe that I COULD do this if I wanted to. But somehow I find myself at this point in my life, now aged 55, and I still haven't fulfilled this passion. Why not? I think I have instead focused on "jobs that pay" and put the passion aside. In this day and age of self-publishing options, it's crazier than ever for me to NOT re-visit my passion, right?
Thank you for your inspiring story, I feel motivated to take the leap too now!