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An Author’s Life for me

For those of you who do not know, I am the author of the award-winning novel, Runway Dreams: A Black & White Affair. My first book was published by Black Rose Writing in March of 2018. The sequel came out the following year in June of 2019 and the third installment will be arriving this year. I am also working on a fourth book which is outside of the Runway Dreams series.

Life as an author is not as easy as some people think. Most often a published book does not mean instant success. You must work hard to hone your skills and improve. Sometimes the road an author must travel is wrought with trial and error. I consider myself quite lucky, because my books are selling, and while I know the first installment is not perfect, I also know the second and third are better stories and hugely improved. As long as I keep improving and people continue to read my stories, I consider myself to be successful.

If you have a story to tell, don’t give up. Keep working at it. Keep believing in yourself. You will get to your goal eventually, providing you never stop believing in yourself. When I wrote Runway Dreams: A Black & White Affair, I told myself it would be published. I was picked up by one of the very first publishers I sent the book to. I know that is not the norm, but perhaps it plays to the power of positivity?

Authors need supportive people in their lives. They run on creativity and coffee, as well as cat companionship, but if you are a human friend, be supportive and let them know you are in their corner. It’s not easy to finish a full-length novel, and it sure as heck is not easy to find a publisher. Once they do, they will remember your confidence in them and possibly give you a nod in their published novel.

For the authors you love to read, remember to review their books on Goodreads and Amazon. This is important for sales. Try not to be a jerk. We know our books are not meant for everyone, but your dislike is no excuse for poor behavior. I honestly do not review a book if I have to rate it below a three. A three means it is okay but could use improvement. If it’s below a three, I probably do not have much good to say. I don’t want to drag them down further when others might love the story. We want the right audience to find us, as well as our author friends.

If you are into humorous stories about love and deceit and you like to read about rich and famous characters who come to the realization that there is more to life than the bubble they were previously living in, you should checkout: Runway Dreams: A Black & White Affair. If you have read my first book, then the second is an absolute must.

Please find the links to my books below, and remember, never give up on your dreams and be nice to your dreamer friends.

https://www.amazon.com/Runway-Dreams-Black-White-Affair-ebook-dp-B07B9QXYL5

What’s Your Passion?

If today were your last day of living, how would you spend it? Would you look back on your life and feel satisfied, or would you wish you had done things differently? If you could do it all over, what would be different?

Let’s face it; everyone makes mistakes, because we are human. The human condition is fragile, and sometimes impulsive, but often repetitive and predictable. People get into patterns and they don’t always know how to get out. Many of us pretend we are happy, when in reality we are day-dreaming about other things we wish we could do, but find impractical.

Impracticality is an illusion. Unless it’s against the law, it isn’t really impractical, is it? If you know what your passion is, you should be out in the world living it. I told myself for years that I couldn’t be a writer, because it was impractical. I needed to be a lawyer, or a doctor, or some sort of secretary in an office. I couldn’t just be a writer, could I? My previous thinking is what stopped me from living a more satisfying life.

The truth is if you love something enough, then you should have the drive to do what it takes to achieve your desired outcome. If you want to be an artist, create art. If you want to be an author, then you have to write. If you want to be an astronaut, then you had better get to it. You shouldn’t let anything stand in the way of what you are genuinely passionate about.

If you have no idea what your passion is and you are floundering around in life, then you should make it your job to find your passion. Life is way too short to be unhappy and stuck. Know yourself inside and out, because you can’t show a lover who you really are, if you have no idea, yourself.

Life is an adventure; one of the biggest and best adventures out there. Live each day to its fullest and remember; only you can change your situation for the better.

For a little help with finding your passion, please check out the following quizzes and articles:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/6-fresh-ways-to-find-your-passion

http://www.oprah.com/supersoulsunday/the-secret-to-finding-your-passion-hint-its-not-what-you-think_1

https://tinybuddha.com/blog/try-this-if-youre-struggling-to-find-your-passion/

http://clarityonfire.com/quiz/

https://idealistcareers.org/career-question-clarity/

https://www.psychologies.co.uk/test-whats-your-true-passion