My latest book is out on Amazon – a sequel to Rose’s Ranch and those hot Lyon men – there is one more coming out to tie up all the loose ends and maybe a few happily ever afters. Will let you know the date as soon as my lovely publisher gives it to me.
A year ago this month, I got my first ‘we want to publish your book’ letter and I since it was like 5 in the morning when I read it, I screamed for hours alone till people woke up and I could share.
Since then, I’ve published 7 and written 8. Can this next year get much better? Yeah, it can and will be. I have a long list of things to learn and things to do better and I hopefully next years books will surprise you,in a good way!
Looking forward to that. Loving this writers life!
One of my favorite quotes of all time:
“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”–Calvin Coolidge
Do you know why? There is always someone more talented than you – me. Always someone who is smarter, who has forty-two letters behind their names. People who were born with natural abilities.
Yet. Does that matter long term? We all know baby ‘geniuses’ who walked, talked, and did everything first. But, walking into kindergarten, no one can tell who started walking at eight months or fourteen months. Who began talking in complete sentences at six months, or three years old. By the time they get to college, no one even cares when they were potty trained. Well, maybe their mom.
Its the long haul that matters, how persistent you can be, you are, how many hours a day, or time you put into reaching your goal.
Me, I spend most of my day in front of my keyboard. But hot damn, this is the dream, and with time and persistence, I will only get better at what I practice doing every day. Writing books.
Cute puppy. Just because.
“Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
― C.S. Lewis
My favorite ‘childish’ thing to do is swing. I love soaring in a swing. Pumping, going higher and higher – and well, I did give up jumping out a while back. But I still can swing higher than any of you!