When you are brave enough to not only put words to paper but formally publish them for others to see, encouragement and support from readers mean a lot. But when your own offspring is interested in what you write … that’s a sign for sure that you’ve made it! Congrats to a fellow Barbadian, author and parent whose words rock! Now if I could only get my teenaged son to be so enthusiastic about my work … sigh. I live in hope 🙂
Last week I experienced one of my greatest moments as a writer. It was a moment that made me feel that if I never sold another book I would honestly feel satisfied in calling myself a successful writer. (Being honest, I will also admit that the part about not selling another book was quickly retracted but…. Still… I’m sure that as you read on you’ll understand how I felt.)
Before this point, I think the highlights of my writing career were: the first time I published; launching my own publishing Company, Homegrown Press, and its imprint Caribbean Passion; having my novel Pick of The Crop published by the internationally acclaimed publishing company Heinemann Publishing (now Pearson) and winning numerous local (Barbadian) awards including The Kamau Brathwaite Award for Literary Excellence in Poetry.
Last week, my daughter read, Colourblind, one of my novellas (winner of a third prize in Barbados’s prestigious…
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