A Year of Passion and Pain

Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.
Hello and Happy New Year… This week has been a sad one and a productive one for me. Let’s talk about the sad stuff first. The death of Carrie Fisher hurt so many people, myself included and then Losing her mother actress Debbie Reynolds the very next day was like a punch in the gut. I have to say that I am happy to see the end of 2016. It was a year of loss for many people including myself. I lost my Godmother whom I had known my entire life. Losing so many iconic celebrities was difficult as well. We watched an election that had so much mudslinging that I think I still see people trying to clean it up. We saw the rise of racism and gun violence, terrorist attacks on American soil and scary clowns terrorizing little children playing in the streets. For more personal reasons it’s been a bad year. I only hope that 2017 is a better one for all of us.
I think the only good thing that happened to me in 2016 was being able to get two novels published and finally feeling like a real Author. I know I still have much to learn but I feel great about finally embracing something that I have been doing off and on for most of my life.  I am finally taking it seriously and I am so much happier in the long run. Last week I talked about my having writer's block and having trouble writing my latest book titled “The Human.” Sadly, I was not able to continue this story. It just wasn’t going anywhere. I didn’t delete the file, though, no matter how much I kind of wanted to. Instead, I just put it on the back burner for now and began