New Beginnings (IWSG)
Posted on April 6, 2022

It's been a while since I have posted anything about my current work-in-progress and that's because I've been a bit busy with it. If all goes according to plan, the 3rd book in the Family Relics series, The Dragon Amulet, will be out this summer. Woohoo!! 

And, of course, while in the middle of the last stretch, I start a new project. It's not writing related, and it's something I have never done before, and I'm totally excited about it. I don't mean to be cryptic, but it's kind of personal and I am jumping into it completely -- mind, body and soul. 

And so I was inspired to write this little piece of poetry, The Climb, which works pretty much for anything new. Especially when you start a new writing project and you're staring a a completely blank page. It's the whitest white you've ever seen. The most emptiest empty. The ending seems a universe away, impossible to ever reach.

And then, before you know it, you're on the verge of publishing...


The Climb

Your summit may seem unreachable
From the base looking up at the top.
Lower your eyes to the rocks in front of you—
Start climbing and don’t ever stop.

Your looming anxiety may hail doubt and fear
And freeze the new path before your feet.
Don’t retreat to the comforts by your fireplace;
Keep digging your boots into the sleet.

And yes.. your errors and failures may produce
Abysmally cavernous holes.
If you fall in, take a breath…
Climb out…
And get back on the trek to your goals.

So stop wishing and dreaming and plan your route,
And take your first step without dread.
Ignore how impossible the journey seems—
Don’t create another mountain in your head.

@ Tanya Miranda


  1. Congrats on getting the series out! Love the picture.

  2. Wonderful picture and thank you for the beautiful poem, too. So inspiring.

  3. Congrats on having a new book coming out! Love the poem. Thanks for sharing!


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