Well, I made it to the so-called ‘Big Time’.

So I”m back again after some bad things happening and going down a dark, depressing road. I am back though.  And I aim to stay.

So the book is now out in a book store, you can order it online, some folks think I”m talented and amazing and how does it feel? Busy, overwhelmed and unsure how to sell the book despite my marketing degree.  Does it feel great? It did, but it lasted for maybe about a few days, then reality hit, how do I sell this thing?? I have no idea.

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The Cruel Master known as Laziness

I’ve been following a wonderful blog by a young lady named Hannah Brencher  and this week she said some that clicked in my mind:

 

Trust me, I have wasted time. I have a wasted a lot of time on the things of life that don’t actually matter. I’ve eaten pride like casserole. I’ve loved myself and hated myself a little too much. I should have been studying or cooking or writing or creating but instead I was scrolling through social media accounts to see who had gotten ahead of me. My heart was being vandalized by bitterness, jealousy, and resentment but it was too dark to call them out by name.

I have wrestled to get off the phone. I have found watching the lives of other people to be easier than facing my own junk. But no one is going to clear out your own emptiness. When your dreams go unfulfilled because you didn’t start the work, the world won’t even know how to be heartbroken by the loss of things that would have made them better people. That’s the thing about the things you don’t do: you carry the loss.

You decide to either follow after what matters most to you or you follow other people. You either build people up or tear them down in your heart because you think they’re getting what you deserved and wanted. You build a Hunger Games arena in your brain and, as a result, you can’t stop hiding in the trees.

I don’t want to hear God say, “You cared more about following people than me. You were supposed to feed the others, not follow them.”

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Where have you been???

I’ve been writing my novel,  trying to figure out the query business and going nuts over Christmas.  Glad it’s over.  🙂  I mean, Christmas.  I’m still looking for an agent to help sell my book.  I’ve learned so very much in the past few weeks, or months, shall I say, about the query process.  First of all:

1)  Read the agent’s blog for the entry, which will be there, “This is how to write a query letter.”  Every agent I have researched has such an entry or they refer to someone else’s blog entry “This is how to write a query letter.”  I’m discovering agents are a lot like HR employers.  They have a list of what they are looking for in an employee and even have on their websites how to write a resume. complete an interview, even on what to wear to the interview.  Follow those rules, get the job (At least that’s how I got my job.)

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