God Fulfilled His Promise To Me
Ever since I was ten years old I knew I wanted to be a writer. I knew someday I would write books but I just did not know when. Growing up, everyone that read my work would tell me I was going to be a great writer one day. Writing is my voice of strength and the reason I believe I was put on this earth. I wanted to make a difference in life with my writing gift but before I could do that I wanted to gain some knowledge before I entered the work force. I went to school and received a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. I had hopes of writing for a magazine or landing a similar job that allowed me to write and showcase my talent. Life did not provide me the opportunity to get into my field after graduating from college. I was still hopeful that with time and hard work I would eventually get a job doing what I love.
Years passed and I still could not get a writing job. I was putting in applications left and right but all I received was rejection letters. I was submitting my poetry in different contests and all I was receiving was rejection letters from them too. I was discouraged because I felt like a failure in life. I felt like God had forsaken me. I had a gift to write but I felt like nothing was coming through. I didn’t want to give up on my dream but I felt my dream had given up on me. During this time, I was working on a book that would help hurting women heal from a bad relationship. The book was never supposed to be published, the book was originally a personal journal. After a year I asked my dad to read the book and give me his honest opinion. My dad told me he thought the book would help a lot of women and I should publish it instead of letting it collect dusk on the shelf. I didn’t think I had enough talent to get my book published so I held on to it for another two years.
Finally, I decided to take a chance. I researched book companies and came across Tate Publishing. I was nervous but I was hopeful. God gave me this gift for a reason and I felt in my heart God was going to allow my work to be published. Within the first week I received an acceptance letter and I knew right then it was conformation from God that he did not forget about me. In all my books I acknowledge God for giving me the opportunity to show my work to the world. I don’t write for money or fame… I write for people. When someone tells me how my work has touched them it lets me know I’m on the right track. Looking back on my journey of life, there was so many times I was tempted to give up. But I’m glad I didn’t give up. I want to encourage everyone never to give up on their dreams, no matter how long it takes. On my journey, some people told me I didn’t have what it took to be a writer but i’m glad I did not listen to them; it did not line up with what God told me.
A Woman Loves until a Man Lies- I wrote this book to help women heal from bad relationships. I wanted to tell women the truth about men, dating and relationships that would actually help them in their next relationship. I wanted the book to be truthful but I also wanted it to be positive. I wanted women to be happy within themselves first and share that happiness with the next man they get into a relationship with.
By Tamara Armour