Whew the last year has been a whirl wind of amazing that has swept me onto an awesome journey. October will mark one year since I signed a contract with Electio Publishing and I cannot be more pleased with how amazing they are. So I want to jump the gun and start the celebration a bit early. Starting August 24, 2017 until September 23, 2017 you will have a chance to win a $15 dollar Amazon ecard. All you have to do is tweet about The Water Cave, friend my author page on Facebook, or leave a comment here on on my webpage. That easy! Thanks for all your support over the last year and just know the best is yet to come.
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Over a year ago I was a discouraged writer wondering if a publisher would ever represent me. Fortunately for me the wait is over. The Water Cave has been out just shy of two weeks and it still does not seem real. No matter how many times I wanted to quit trying there was a still small voice in my head urging me to push on. For those of you who write you know what a devastating blow it can be to have your writing rejected, even if you know it is bound to happen. You are left vulnerable to what someone may say about the very thing you have poured your heart into.
But through the rejection, discouragement, and trials there were many of you who kept me going. For those of you who have supported me, this post is for you. Thank you for being there during my frustrations, my insecurities, my failure, and even during my triumphs. Because of your kindness I can now breathe and push onward to the next step in this amazing journey.
Until next time…
It is finally here! I never thought this day would come but God led me, I followed, and He remained loyal. It is an amazing feeling to be here with this piece of work that took many hours, days, months, and years of my time. Never give up on a dream, especially when that dream is lead by God.
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When I started this blog which finally became my author web page I was conflicted. I truly wondered if I would ever see the day that my works would been seen in print, bound by a beautiful cover. I wondered if someone could read my words and say, yeah I want to be a part of this manuscript and see this thing through.
Week after week went by. Those weeks turned into months, the months into a couple of years. I had all but given up hope that someone would see potential in my writing and be willing to walk me through the long publishing process.
But it happened, and now here we are nine days, yes NINE days, away from the release of my first novel The Water Cave. It’s almost too much for my mind to comprehend. Coming full circle in this whole process has taught me a lot but mostly I have learned that God is good and he had a plan all along even if I had given up and lost hope, He hadn’t.
Three weeks from today The Water Cave will be released. I am so humbled by this entire experience and I believe the best is yet to come. There will be book blogs tours, Facebook parties, giveaways, and book signings but what I look most forward to is getting to know each and every one of you a little bit better. My hopes are we will become closer and you can help me grow as an artist. Prior to the book release I plan to have a cover release via Facebook (assuming I have it before then). I appreciate your love and support up until this point and I will be just as grateful in the future.
I mean we know that right? People are people, we disappoint those we love, we become disappointed by loved ones. We quickly become angry with people who believe differently than we do. If your religious beliefs don’t align with what someone else believes then instantly there is a divide. We get angry with others because of their political parties, how they spend their personal time, and because they are not who we want them to be.
It is incredibly sad there is such a divide in our society. I wish I could say I was not guilty of being just like those I described, but I am. I’m judgmental, hurtful, have strong religious beliefs, and at times can be down right difficult to deal with. (Those who know me are nodding their heads right now.)
Aren’t many of us difficult to deal with, strong in what we believe, hurtful at times? Why then, I wonder, are our beliefs more important than anyone else (if we ourselves are no different than those we become frustrated with)? Our world is in distress we must make a change.
I want to live in a world where we can love everyone no matter their past, no matter their behavior, no matter what. Maybe the key lies within us, maybe it can can start with me and you. What if we show love to those who spew hate? Love those who have absolutely no idea how hurtful they can be. And maybe just maybe a chain reaction of love will occur, of understanding, and hopefully peace. Wouldn’t that be nice?