Feb 27, 2015
After Peggy saved millions of people from death, someone else was given the credit and her colleague thought she should set things straight. Peggy turned to him and said, "I know my value. Everyone else's opinion doesn't matter."
How wonderful to have such confidence. That is my goal--to know my own value. To be able to say, "I am of great worth." And mean it. To not let others influence me and my life's work because they may think I'm less than I should be or that I'm not good enough.
I don't need to be a best selling author to know I am a great storyteller and that others enjoy my books. I don't need friends and family to stroke my ego to know that I have God given talents that make me unique and that I have every right to share those talents with others. And I certainly don't need to be a size 4 to love my body and not let the number on a scale define me. I am a daughter of God and he created me for a purpose. That alone should give me the strength to stand tall and confident in the storm of criticism and negativity.
I truly believe that each one of us can overcome anything that is thrown at us if we just remember who we are and that we have value. Be strong, my friends. YOU are of GREAT WORTH!!!
Feb 13, 2015
I totally get that.
There have been times when I considered quitting, especially in the beginning. But because I love being a story teller and writing about characters that live and breathe in my warped little brain, it's not in me to throw it all away.
That's not to say that we, as published authors, can't take a break once in a while. It's necessary to refill our cups and heal our spirits.
I took almost a year off in 2013-14 because of my health. Getting my physical health back was a priority for me and I had to put everything else on the back burner, regardless of promised release dates. Day by day, I've worked to get back into the habit of writing. It wasn't easy, and sometimes I lapse into a few days of ignoring my muse. But that's okay because this week I could finally see the old me returning and it feels great.
I guess what I'm saying is . . . it's okay to take a break. In fact, it's necessary. We all need to stop, take a breath and heal our emotional and spiritual selves. But that doesn't mean we need to quit. If you're anything like me, writing is in your blood. It's part of you. Killing it will kill a part of you that you may never get back.
Dec 17, 2014
Jun 17, 2014
AND, for the first time in 28 plus years of marriage, my husband and I are a COUPLE again. We have so enjoyed the past couple weeks, even took an overnight trip to Utah to see friends and go to a food show. We've never been able to do that without a kid in tow so it was nice.
I've also been taking a much needed break from writing to let my muse rest, but now it's time to get back in the saddle. My next project is to finish Aquatara. It's about 1/3 of the way finished so I hope it won't take me too long to get it done. *Fingers Crossed*
Anyone up for a giveaway???? I need to think about what I want to offer and such. Maybe next week, so check back.