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Julie Berry Hi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling…moreHi Cintia! I can relate to that feeling of discouragement you describe, and I remember, the first time I attended a writing conference, feeling overwhelmed by the number of people in the room. Surely, with so many people so serious about writing, I didn't have a prayer. But I have since learned that one never really knows what other aspiring writers are doing -- working on their craft? Watching Netflix? -- and in any case it doesn't matter. In a very real sense, there is no competition in this industry because no one else can write the book you would write. The only way to stay sane is to write because you want to, because you love it, because you want to prove to yourself that you can finish it, because you're curious to see how it ends. Paradoxically, it's only when you write a book like you don't care about publication that you actually have a shot at publication. But publication shouldn't really be the goal -- finding your voice and saying something with it, telling a great story, should be the goal. Only when you've begun to do that more or less regularly is publication something you should think about. Don't worry about what other people do. Write for writing's sake, for your own sake. Otherwise you'll always stay in a stalled place, wondering what-if. Best of success to you! (less)
Julie Berry I wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of…moreI wish I was The Doctor's companion and could go sailing around with him in a Tardis, seeing every period of history! Except I'd have to be one of those companions with a boyfriend on the side, because of, you know, my husband. I really do love history, and I cast a broad net in my attempts to study and understand it. I do find, though, that I'm more drawn to European and Asian history than to American. And I'm pretty enamored of the Middle Ages. I guess that's no secret. :) (less)
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“I don't believe in miracles, but if the need is great, a girl might make her own miracle.”
Julie Berry, All the Truth That's in Me

“There is a curious comfort in letting go. After the agony, letting go brings numbness, and after the numbness, clarity. As if I can see the world for the first time, and my place in it, independent of you, a whole vista of what may be. Even if it is not grand or inspiring, it is real and solid, unlike the fantasy I've built around you. I will do this.
I will triumph over you.”
Julie Berry, All the Truth That's in Me

“I don't suppose you believe love could last forever."
I'd hurt him. I looked away, chagrined.
"You're mistaken," I said. "I do believe it could. But it would depend upon the lovers."
He folded his arms and watched me, forcing me to return his gaze. Oh, those eyes.
"And what kind of lovers must they be?" he asked.
The You-and-Me kind?”
Julie Berry, The Amaranth Enchantment

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“That which you tend, you come to adore with the kind of love that bypasses sense and reason.”
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“She is a storm cloud of sorrow. You wander in, you may never find your way out.”
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“Like rays of glory from heaven, piercing the dusty gloom of the church, making each airborne mote shine like a star.”
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kenzie hi sis berry


message 2: by Julie

Julie Hi Makenzie! Thanks for dropping by. Did you finish Keturah?


kenzie yes it is such a good book i loved it


message 4: by Kels

Kels hey sister.berry, whats up? I am physced for my 4th year at camp! I am counting down the days!


Stacey I don't know why I didn't think to look for you before! I can't wait to see what you're reading!


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Julie! :D


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Julie,

Thanks so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work,

Genie


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