There’s this story about a woman in her thirties who wanted to become a doctor, and her mother said, “A doctor! It’ll take you eight years to become a doctor.” And the woman said, “What’ll I be in eight years if I don’t become a doctor?”
I love this story. It’s about believing in ourselves and planning ahead. It involves understanding how time accumulates and choosing what we do with it.
Today, my blog tour for Promised begins as Rachael at The Book Muncher asks me about what I’ve learned over the past four years of writing the Birthmarked trilogy, and how my expectations have changed. Way back, I wrote the first draft in inspiring Tiburon, California while I was on a leave of absence from teaching.