Moving Forward

Nothing about life just stops and waits for us. Time moves forward whether we’re ready for it or not. People grow, and events happen. We can progress right along with time. We can work hard day in and day out toward our goals (note I didn’t say dreams, because really that’s just a load of crap. If you have a dream, make it a goal, or it’ll always be just that… a dream.) OR… we can let opportunity pass us by, grow stagnant from fear and self doubt.

I choose to move forward and I hope you do to!

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Yesterday was my Grandpa’s funeral (Another Family Loss) I actually stood up with two of my cousins and read memories and a few poems that I had written for him, my grandma and all of their eight children.  If you follow my blog closely you know how badly I’m afraid to speak in public (Artist’s Fears). Anyhow, funerals are different, I was nervous but everything went smoothly, and I’m so glad I was able to honor him at his services.

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Now it’s time to focus, bounce back, it’s hammer time! I have so many projects in the works right now it’s insane. This week is a big one, because over the weekend I finished up the second draft of my first book’s rewrite/rendition!!  I’m so excited!! The Stix was a book I wrote before I had any clue I was destined to be a writer.

I enjoyed writing it, but in the editing and publishing phases I cut corners and settled with mistakes that I didn’t realize were indeed such outrageous mistakes (the publishing place I went with totally stole my book!).  Anyhow, because they’ve been in breach of contract for SO LONG, haven’t paid me a dime, and refuse to release the title or let me make changes… I’ve FLIPPED it!  It’s been a work in progress for sometime now, and this week I’ll be starting the submission and query phase. I’m choosing not to self publish right away. I’m hoping that with the acceptance of an agent and/or publishing agency I can get some help in releasing the original story. We’ll see how that goes, wish me luck!

Along with the Lamian Trilogy that has been in the works, I’ve been making some pretty awesome progress on another thriller. I’m not going to get into details about it. I don’t want to give anything away OR jinx it, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about ANY of my books!!  The title is Justice For Belle, remember the name and keep an eye out. As soon as I have the first full draft finished up, I’ll share a little taste of it once in a while…. I CAN’T WAIT!

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m sorry for your loss, Didi. I’m glad that you’re having such a great view of things though! I’m sure your grandpa wouldn’t want you dwelling and mourning and would definitely want you to move on and make the most of things!! 💖💖

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    1. He definitely would ❤ thank you!

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  2. Alexis Rose says:

    So sorry for your loss 😔❤️

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    1. Thank you Alexis 🤗❤❤

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  3. Holy cow, you’re busy! Best of luck, Didi

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    1. Lol I am! Too busy, and always behind 😅.. Thanks you for the well wishes, my friend. 🤗

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  4. Jina Bazzar says:

    hey, sorry for your loss.
    I’m glad though, and impressed, with all you have going on. good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much Jina! I need all the help I can get lol

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  5. The Owl Lady says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Didi! Sending love and prayers! @v@ ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! I means the world *hugs*

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  6. Laura Beth says:

    You’re certainly a busy woman. Everything you described sounds awesome. I have Search for Maylee on my wishlist!

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    1. You are such an awesome and supportive blogger! I just love your support and enthusiasm, if you’d ever like me to gift SFM to you on kindle, just shoot me your email address through my contact page and I’ll get it to you 😉

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  7. I bet he is looking down proud! ❤

    And, I cannot wait to hear more about your projects!

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    1. Aww you’re so sweet! Thank you 😍😍🤗

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  8. Sorry again for your loss, Didi. I am glad you were able to pay your respects to your grandfather. Your comments about your book are sad. It is not the first time I am hearing this sort of thing. Good luck with sorting it all out.

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    1. Thanks Robbie! I hope I can sort it out too, so many new authors go through this, it’s just awful.

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  9. E L A H says:

    I’m sorry for you loss.

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    1. Thank you so much. 🤗

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