Authors/Writers, Published or Not, are Awesome

Hi,

As I think back over 2014 (struggling as I’ve worked toward my goals) I just want to say that authors and writers, published or not, whether working on a writing career, or writing for the joy of it to share with family and friends, are so wonderful and helpful. They never think twice about offering a bit of encouragement, offer advice, or give you free expertise. Authors and writers are some of the nicest people I know. Many take time out of their busy schedule to make a comment to one of your questions, and most won’t bat an eyelash when it comes to telling you their experiences on the road to publication so you can learn from them. Every successful author I know has a passion to write and a deep desire to help other struggling writers via their websites and sometimes in an email.

I believe many agents, as well, take time out of their busy schedules to give expert advice because they really do want writers to succeed. But what many new writers don’t realize is what’s all involved in the process of being published or how great the competition is.

My goals for 2015:

*  to reach out to successful author’s and secure interviews on how their career began, and how they climbed the ladder to publication success, whether in print, on the web, or epublishing. Every writer struggles at times, but it’s such a struggle for new writers because not are you writing your story, there is also so much to learn along the way, and so much competition. New writers who are serious about their craft need help and encouragement. If I can pass along some advice in order to shorten someone’s career to publication, or make the journey a little easier, then I’m looking forward to 2015;

*  get my new MG fantasy website up and running, which isn’t too far off. The theme will be fantasy-related. The web designer designing my site will be forthcoming soon;

*  to gain more knowledge on all-around marketing and branding;

*  to have my book trailer completed and up on my website in the near future;

*  to get some of my children’s stories up on Amazon;

*  and, to exercise and work out more. :0

I hope your year goes well, with very few bumps, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me in my journey, to follow your own heart, and reach your goals. I will try to help you along the way by passing along helpful information as it comes to me.

(The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Therefore, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” ~Proverbs 4:23)

Blessings,

 

 

 

 

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Where Will Your Journey Take You?

I think we all may have asked that question before. I have. I’m not sure where my journey will lead, but I do believe it will be exciting to discover. If you’ve read my About and What is Your Passion pages, then you know my passion is writing and creating.

So, my journey has begun. I don’t know where the paths will lead, what direction I am to go, or what tumult lies ahead, but not to fret, I’m confident that my paths will lead me to new chapters, and I’ll pass the forest wall into meadows of new and exciting wonders. And not only for me, but for you, too.

Come along and through the journey perhaps you’ll discover new opportunities and chapters for yourself. It would be a pleasure to have you aboard as we sail into new horizons. I’d like to see you discover your purpose for your visit on this planet and then live it with meaning and passion.

Follow your heart, your dreams, reach for the stars, and never give up. We are all in this world together, and we all need encouragement along the way–especially moms and dads, singles, divorced, teens who find themselves facing a mountain of obstacles, and well, we all need encouragement don’t we?

Keep striving to do your best and your best will find you.

And try to smile even though it’s hard to find one some days.

~blessings to you