Ask the Author: Julie K. Richmond

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Julie K. Richmond In The Best We Could: A True Life Experience, I had to tell my story. It consumed me; it is me. From so many years of holding it all in, it finally had to be let out. No matter what. I grew up with get over it and move on, with convenient faith, with self-doubt and never wanting to call any negative attention to myself. I've learned so much throughout my grief journey that I had to share all of the 'bad' to help make sense of the beauty in it all.
Julie K. Richmond I am most inspired (and nagged) by the great big voice in my head that keeps saying, "Don't quit. Don't quit." I've spend so much of my life letting fear hold me back - fear of what people might think, fear I'm not a good enough writer. Through all I've experienced, I've finally come to the point where I've given myself permission to just be me. What a wonderful way to fully live - following my dream!
Julie K. Richmond I've switched gears and am now working on my first novel-length fiction (after narrative non-fiction/spiritual memoir). My goal is to finish it in horribly rough draft form by the end of NaNoWriMo. I'm about 11,000 words in and am writing about 1500 words/day. At this rate, I should be on track to win NaNoWriMo and finish the draft. Go, go, go, go (cheering myself on :) ).
Julie K. Richmond Just write. Even if it's crappy, write it. If it's only your grocery list, write it. Eventually, you'll get the flow going again.
Julie K. Richmond I saw this all the time as advice for me, but I have to say it, too. Write every single day. No matter what.
Julie K. Richmond I want to say setting my own hours, but I'm not quite there yet as I still have my day job teaching middle school. Instead, the best thing is being able to live inside my head and then being able to express those thoughts, ideas, and experiences so that they become tangible.

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