"Language creates reality. Words have power.Speak always to create joy."
I am Nikita Annette Haynie, a proud Georgia peach, currently thriving in Lawrence, Kansas. I appreciate you visiting my website. I am a creative that enjoys writing and empowering women, especially black women. I am a life-long learner and believe in cultivating a life of positivity.
I knew God placed inside of me the desire to write since I was a little girl. I loved words and expressing myself through words. As a child in elementary school, I remember the most exciting days to me were when we went to the library, read stories in the textbook, or when my 3rd-grade teacher would read us The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. I would get lost for hours reading books, then I would talk to my mom about the characters, and she would think I was I referring to people I knew personally. I was just that connected! When I was 17 years old after reading one of my favorite book series I vividly remember saying, “I want to be an author today."Writing is my purpose, but even more so, it’s a God-sized dream He placed in my heart.
Just a dream?
In 2014, God gave me the idea to write my own book series. It was after a powerful meeting with some of my students, and God vividly spoke to me saying: “Write a book series to help them navigate through college and live for me. Help them to know they can be young and still put me first.” From that moment on, I would pray every day for God to show me my characters, help me write their stories and to make it all come together. There have been instances where I felt like maybe I heard God wrong and even questioned my ability to write. The hardest part was the rejection from publishing companies and literary agents, but I had to continuously remind myself that I am talented and gifted regardless if others acknowledged it. I stopped comparing myself to other writers and recognized the uniqueness of my writing voice.
Four years later, the first installment in PHASES: The Series is here! I am so excited for you to experience and chronicle the journey of my characters stories.
There will be more words and more stories to come. In the meantime you can follow me @thenikitahaynie on Instagram. My life mantra is: "Pray more, worry less."