Monday, July 11, 2005

Saying Goodbye To A Friend

This weekend the Lord told me it was time to say goodbye to a friend. He’s been preparing me for a while, I just didn’t want to hear him. This friend has brought me so much joy, but its also brought me stress.

When I started Shades Of Romance Magazine I never dreamed it would grow to the size it has. My little site won awards and is listed in some of the hottest multi-cultural books. Saying goodbye is hard. For five years I’ve been the publisher/editor and it has been a wonderful ride.

The Lord has shown me its time, I’ve done what I set out to do. Its time for new adventures. I’m ready. I put off my own writing for the magazine because I thought this was what I was meant to do. However the characters kept calling, so I continued to write. Now I will have the extra time I need to concentrate on my writing. I pray the experience and knowledge I’ve gain from publishing SORMAG will help me see my publishing dream come true.

I’m grateful for starting SORMAG and I’m grateful to be able to end it on a positive note. I loved introducing others to the world of reading and writing.

Goodbye my friend its been fun.

2 comments:

Shelley Halima said...

LaShaunda, I'm very happy that on the upside you'll be able to devote more time to bringing those characters in your head to life. A window may have closed but a door has opened.

All the best.

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Lashaunda, I was really sad to see the message on this. But glad to see that you've had a dream fulfilled. And now it's time to move on to the other dream of writing your story and seeing it published. I'm grateful to you for starting SORMAG as well and for spotlighting self-published authors such as myself. Our success could not have been possible without supporters like you. I look forward to supporting your upcoming works as well. Many continued blessings to you in all of your endeavors!