Howdy, folks! How are you doing? I’m very excited to feature a fantastic guest post written by Ginger Scott author of the novel Waiting On The Sidelines which I spotlighted just last week. Click here to view the original Spotlight post. Her guest post is titled “The Importance Of Being Strong Women.” The title alone makes me want to shout hurrah for all the world to hear. Cheers to my fellow females in the world! So here it is. Enjoy!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING STRONG WOMEN
By Ginger Scott
Truth is, it took me years to write Waiting on the Sidelines. And I think maybe that was for the best — I wasn’t ready.
I knew I could tell a story. I’ve told lots of them — all non-fiction. Through my journalism career, I have been honored to tell the stories of others, sometimes during their darkest hour. I have been their funnel, to share their emotions, strength, their passions, their fears, their hopes with the world. But there was always that certain something deep down telling me I had more.
I had the guts, if you will, of Waiting on the Sidelines written for a long time. I knew what the crux of the story would be. I could write a great love story, full of passion and romance. But as I matured, and as I watched my friends daughters endure the difficulties that come along with being a girl growing up, I started to uncover the purpose and the power my story could hold.
Girls can be cruel to one another. So very many of us are. And it’s not something that stops when we’re 18, when we’re 22, when we’re 40. We all too often tear each other down. I don’t know how we learn it (I suppose it’s a trait we pass down, though often non-admittedly). But the damage we do to one another is unforgivable.
I have a few teenaged girls in my life that I consider dear friends, God daughters and family. And I’ve watched them love the boy that would break their hearts and be bullied by the girl who would get the boy. And that’s when it hit me — this…THIS was what my story needed to center on.
To say I am proud of Waiting on the Sidelines would be a profound understatement. Yes, writing books is my dream. And yes, I’ve taken that step now (and intend to continue, full steam ahead). But more than anything else, I hope this book gets read. Because I think it’s something us women (our daughters and the teenaged girls we still are or remember being) need to read. And I think we need to talk about it. And then I think we need to start respecting each other just a little more. We’re sisters, and together we are mighty.
About the Author:
Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, Waiting on the Sidelines, is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a boy’s name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want — even if you aren’t ready. You can read her book now in Amazon’s kindle store.
Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at www.littlemisswrite.com.
When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her 9-year-old field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ‘em, Devils).
You can also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.
A very inspiring guest post, eh? Especially to all females out there struggling with life in general.
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