The third Saturday of the month is something I look forward to because it’s the Writers and Editors Network breakfast meeting. Where else do I get to socialize while eating breakfast with like-minded people? Last Saturday, we were graced by the presence of Ava Lee series author Ian Hamilton.
I don’t recall Mr. Hamilton’s advice or even if he gave any. I do however recall his story. After returning home from the hospital where he underwent a life-saving procedure, he followed his heart. He was no longer interested in his career as a businessman, but he was interested writing. With a seed planted in his mind during his hospital stay, he had the beginning of a story and all he wanted to do was tell it. From there, he found himself with one complete novel and writing a second while beating on the doors of publishing houses and agents. He did find an agent who managed to sell his books, secure a contract for more to be written, and some movie rights!
At times, we struggle so hard to create something out of nothing and other times, it just falls into place.
Do you think it was destiny or good luck? Would you give up your career to pursue your passion without any guarantees of positive results? Have you ever followed your heart?