A handful of people, who truly know me, know what an extreme introvert I am, and that I struggle horribly self doubt. For the rest of the people in my life, they don't believe that. They see the Aries born, Chinese Zodiak Ram leader who is willing to try anything and who fights for what is right in the world. They see the acting major who has learned how to put on the face of the role they are playing and stand on stage and act out the part. So I asked a dear friend this morning what to say to my doubt when it pops in and threatens to make me throw up my hands and quit everything, She said to tell it, "Fuck off - Not today!"
That moment when your grandson comes upstairs and suggests you make cookies together, and you drop everything and do.............PRICELESS!
I recently heard the quote that publishing novels is a long distance race. My response was that I am more of a sprinter myself. I finished Change of Heart almost a year ago, and here I am yet to have it ready to deliver to my readers. For that I am truly very sorry. On the upside, I am excited about the edits it is going through and the lessons it is teaching me.
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So excited to be a part of the team at the amazing LoveBooksGroup blog lovebooksgroup.blog/
As I struggled to find a cover that truly fit the heart behind Change of Heart, it dawned on me that I have always been more interested in publishing through the traditional route. When I contacted publishers for In the Eyes of an Angel, I received incredibly positive feedback. Unfortunately, it was in 2009 - during the worst part of the recession. Self-publishing and e-books were up and coming. With the increasingly tough publishing market, agencies were taking on very few selective new authors. I never even considered going that route again. I now am ready to take the leap of faith and put my efforts into sharing my work with publishing agencies again. Wish me good fortune and the fortitude I know it takes!
Had a "change of heart" about my title and am going with this one for my new book. Working on the cover as we speak so look for it soon!!!!
I am so excited for my blog tour to be here! Thank you to @lovebooksgroup for your incredible encouragement. Also, thank you to the bloggers for inviting me to spend time with you.
The follow up novel to In the Eyes of an Angel is nearly complete. It has taken a long time to complete this character’s journey, but I think you will be happy with the ending. The title to the novel is Change of Heart. Watch for it soon or let me know if you would like a sneak peak! #books #reading #lovebooks #bookworm #newnovel
Sorry for the silence on my part, I have begun the follow-up novel to In the Eyes of an Angel. Which character from Angel do you think this new story revolves around?
CONTEST! (Kind of) Have you started reading In the Eyes of an Angel yet? The sequel has been started! I need a name for the main female character. Normally I love the finding of names for my characters, but this one is proving difficult! If I pick your suggestion for first or last name then you will receive a free autographed paperback of your choice of On A Run or In the Eyes of an Angel!