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About Sarah Greeley

Emerging Author

My Story

My life changed when I realized I had been waiting around for things to happen to me instead of bringing about the changes I wanted. Traveling the world. Finding the ever-elusive inspiration. Learning to do things I admire others for. Making time to pursue my passions. Writing a novel.
It all started one rainy October day when a coworker asked me if I would be participating in NaNoWriMo. “What’s that?” I asked, and then she told me about the wonderful month when budding and established authors around the world “gather” to write their novels–in 30 days. I was intrigued, and more than a little skeptical. How was it even possible to write an entire novel in 30 days? The thing I’d been telling myself I’d do for more than two decades, in a month? And then, the scariest question of all, Could I do that?
I wasn’t at all sure I could. And in fact, that first year–I didn’t. Writing has always come naturally to me, but this novel thing was hard. But I walked away that first year with more of a novel than I had ever written before, and I was thrilled. It was just the kick in the pants I needed to realize that no one was writing my novels for me. And I’d never write them, or become an “author,” if I didn’t…. well, start writing.
So, here I am. Years later, and LOTS of hours down the road, my first full novel is in its final stages of revision and is set to be published in late 2019. Thank you all so much for being here. It means the world to me.

– SG