Quite A Ride

I haven’t done this for a while; mainly because I’ve been extremely busy promoting my book.  On top of that, I work a full time job, it’s summer time and the kids are out of school.  So yeah, very busy.  I was doing so much, I almost burned myself out.  As a result, for the past two weeks, I’ve been doing the minimum.  I can feel me coming back.  I missed this; writing about random things.

Last night I put almost 700 words to paper in my next book in less than an hour.  I feel good about that.  Finally some progress after almost three weeks of nothing.  I got my mojo back.  I’m still going to take my time.  I want to make sure that the message to the story is clear and not rushed.  So anyone whose a fan already, ‘wink, wink’, please bare with me.  I promise, It’s coming.

My message for the day:  Sometimes life happens, but it’s quite a ride!

Until next time…

The Push That I Needed

I have many people in my life that support me, but one of those people gave me that extra push without even realizing it.  As I’ve said before, becoming an author is something that I’ve always wanted to do, but there were so many excuses I could come up with why I couldn’t “at the time”.  I’m going to tell you how this all started for me.  On Christmas of 2015, I received a journal from my Aunt Nell.  I knew that it was something that I would use, but at the time I didn’t know what it would be used for.  That journal sat in my home for two months before I decided what it would be used for.  On February 29, 2016, I wrote the opening lines to my current novel.  Because of the many excuses I had, that journal sat in my home for a whole year after that.  It wasn’t until January of 2017 that I finally said, I’m going to do this.  I will make time; no more procrastinating.  Here I am, five months later, and I’m about to share my characters with the world.  It’s still hard to believe it’s really happening.  I appreciate everyone so much, but I want to thank my Aunt Nell for giving me my journal that I didn’t know what to do with; the journal that I now use everyday.  Thank you for watering that seed inside my head and encouraging it to grow.  This is a prime example of the affect your actions can have on someone else.

Here are the first few lines in my journal and the first lines in my novel.