I’ve won a few awards for my books and scripts but my dream, as it was with acting when I first started out, is to be able to make a living doing what I love. The publishing business is difficult to break into, and becoming a successful author who makes a lot of money is nearly impossible. I think more difficult than getting acting jobs! Nevertheless, that is what I continue to hope for. Writing has taken over from acting in becoming my deepest pleasure. Because of the Covid debacle and SAG AFTRA’s no jab no job policy the past three years, I haven’t even been able to audition for acting roles. So writing took over my spare time even before this difficult past year while I worked as caregiver 24/7 for my husband who was ill with dementia. And as I lost myself in writing I remembered how much I loved to write when I was young. I rediscovered my obsession with storytelling. In a week I will be heading to a book conference in Bellingham, Washington and attending many seminars on how to become more successful as a writer. As a finalist in the Chanticleer International Book Competition for two of my books, awards night will be exciting and fun. I would love to win, as confirmation of my talent as a writer, of course, but also so I will be more successful in selling books! After being recently widowed and not able to enjoy even the shortest vacation these past three years, this will also be a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds Bellingham and the luxury of the Bellwether Hotel. As they say, it is an honor to be nominated but winning would be sweet. Whatever happens, this trip will be a special time for me. If you’d like to check out me and my books, please visit brittlind.com I hope it will be an enjoyable trip for you!