In a follow-on email, she wrote, "I believe the writing, publishing and even the public speaking have finally brought me to where I was supposed to be for a long time. I have never felt so comfortable and optimistic about my role. Whether or not writing is a career in the traditional way does not seem to matter to me. Writing does. Everything I have done in my life has led me here and as I look back, I see my path. I have had people who have known me for a long time, tell me that they are not surprised that I am putting books 'out there.' I am the one surprised."