It was a toss-up whether to write about e-book covers or Odd Woman Out, the weekly-installment novel on Wattpad.
Odd Woman Out won. Not because I’m attempting to shamelessly promote myself (something I actually suck at, big time), but simply because I’m in the mood to share.
For those unfamiliar with OWO, as I like to call it, it’s a “sorta” cross between mainstream fiction and chick-lit.
Alexia Raidho (Alex, as she prefers) searches for self and soul as she travels along a literal and cerebral journey.
Through diary entries and fiction writing, Alex reflects upon exploits, accomplishments and failures, and speculates whether she might be an “odd woman out”. It certainly seems she doesn’t fit into the norm, whatever that norm may be.
Relationships, even those of a volatile and abusive nature, have impelled her down paths that may otherwise never have been taken. All—gratefully, she’ll concede—have expanded her vision, talent, and maturity.
I began writing OWO a good 25 years ago—yeah, I know, some of you weren’t born then or were still tooting about on a tricycle. <LOL> Pretty much completed, into a drawer it went for several years and out it came late 2015. How’s that for perseverance?
It’s funny-weird to see how you’ve developed as a writer over time. I know I have, majorly. This is good. I’ve [finally] found my voice. Yeah, there’s still room for improvement, and if there are another 25 years to come, then I imagine I’ll have developed even more.
The point of this post? Persevere, my friends. Do what you love. Take your time and never rush (patience is a virtue, on so many levels). Grow as a person; develop as an artist [whatever your medium].