Friday, March 30, 2012

On Second Chances

I don’t know if you guys know this but I have a published book. Yes, as in out in the world, go on amazon and grab a copy, kind of published. This happened about two years ago, back when I didn’t know anything about the publishing world. Back when I asked questions and got answers from people who thought they knew what they were talking about. Needless to say, my baby didn’t get the treatment that I wish it would’ve gotten.
But you know what’s great about this whole deal? Is that you live and you learn. I met so many wonderful people on my journey and they have taught me so much. A while back Jessie Harrell and I were talking and she came up with this idea. She asked me why can’t I start all over with Simplicity? I never thought about it. I didn’t think it was possible, but you know what? It is! 
I got my second chance! I have a bunch of wonderful bloggers part of the cover reveal that will be happening sometime next week and I just finished my edits and will be sending that over. It’s amazing how much I’ve grown as a writer, and a big part of that is my writing family. You’re my writing family! Every person I meet on the internet, every author I talk to, my critique partner, my best friend, even my parents are all the people who make me who I am as a writer. They help me grow, and they help me develop and I couldn’t be happier. People like Jennifer Archer (author of Through Her Eyes) who read my book and enjoyed it. There’s nothing like getting that kind of an encouragement! 

I encourage you to take chances, and more than that, take second chances. If you get the opportunity to do something again, do it better. I hope you always take a chance on your writing, and if you don’t do it right the first time, do it again, and do it better! Just make sure you take the chance! Set goals! Make dreams happen! 
Much love, 

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