Friday, April 25, 2008

Dependence

Over the many years of my life, I have steadfastly believed that I am independent in all areas; family, friends, children, everyone. To me, independence is standing on my own two feet, without having to call on anyone for help.

My views about this has changed. I've found that over the years what I thought was independence is really a fake front I enjoyed projecting to the world. I do depend on loved ones, friends, family and my kids. The guise of this dependence was hidden from my view until recently.

Not only did I realize that I needed people, but I thrive on that need. My fellow writing buddies are always there for me. My kids listen to me and in return need me also. Friends call me for advice or just to talk about their lives as I share mine with them. A give and take that spans years. Now does that make me a dependent on others. Sure, I'll admit it. I need other people and I fill a spot in their lives too. It doesn't make me less a person or unable to function on my own. It just helps to make me a more rounded individual. Someone that can make an interesting journey through live, touching people's souls and allowing them to touch mine.

For all my friends, acquaintances, my beloved family, I say Thanks! Without you, I would not be who I am today.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Love of Reading

Ever since I can remember, I have loved to read. Absolutely, irrevocably love the pictures reading forms in my mind. I would read anything, from history books, mystery, Gothics, mythology, fantasy, westerns, and then I found romance. Needless to say, I was hooked. Completely. And you know what, I don't regret all those nights that I would stay up a little later to make it through another chapter. The next day, I would count the hours before I could start the next section so I could finish the story.

I never regretted reading them either. They were worth every minute it took to complete them.

As I started on my writing career, I wanted to affect readers so they enjoyed my stories as much as I enjoyed reading those other books. I still feel as though I have a long way to go. There aren't in doubts though that I won't succeed. I will, my dream will come true and I will have some best selling books. The feeling is here in my heart and soul. The day is coming and right now I am preparing for that moment!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Heart's Reunion is Almost Done!

Well, it is very close to completion. I can't wait either. I love the characters. Micah is dark, mysterious and sexy. Just what a hero should be while Sabre is in the know and very together. They clash at the start but chemistry between them is too strong.

Hopefully, Heart's Reunion will be accepted by The Wild Rose Press. This story is another segment in line with The Witch Within. It's set in contemporary times but with an eerie atmosphere.

Now I'm off to work on it some more.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Cover

I finally received my cover for my novel, Love's True Enchantment. It's beautiful. The colors and the characters on the front speak loudly about what is inside the book. I can't wait to start on the edits.

These are scheduled for May, June. They should go smoothly and then the book will be released. I'm hoping for a Fall come out and then I'll be able to have some book signing before the holidays.

Another great thing to happen is my oldest son found a house. We went and looked at it yesterday. It's perfect for him. A little starter home. The way it looks, he'll be able to move in around May 8. God, I'm going to miss having him around. Of course, he's on the go all the time so I don't see him very often but I know he's at home in his bed at night. It'll be that way in his new house but he won't be at my house.

Every time he or one of my other two boys leave to go somewhere, I start to pray and ask Jesus to send his angels to surround and keep them safe. He does and I'm so thankful for that. My boys as with m0st Mothers are my life. They keep me on my toes and add such a wonderful flavor to every day. I will miss each one when the time comes that it's only my hubby and me at home.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Waiting...a never ending journey!

As authors, we have to learn patience. Still, sometimes I wish there wasn't any need to wait. Right now, I'm waiting on my cover for my newly contract novel, LOVE'S TRUE ENCHANTMENT. The wait is driving me batty. I can't wait to see the cover. I can be patient for the book to come out because the edits have to be done, but the cover. Hopefully soon, I will be able to post the cover for the book.

I can see what I imagine in my head. It's going to be absolutely beautiful! That's what is killing me. I'm letting my imagination run away with me (typical, just read one of my stories to see this) and until I see the actual images, my brain is sending withdrawal signals throughout my mind.

So now I am counting the days until I hear something.

Blessing to all!