Friday, June 16, 2017

Writing From the Heart

Hey, all! I think it's some time for some real talk. I think writing just for money and prestige is wrong. I believe writing should flow out of your heart and soul and be the essence of who and what you are because I feel that writers are truly pulled into their craft and chooses them rather than the other way around, and I've read some writers who can use language well but left me feeling empty or bereft of any emotions because their writing is clearly for the money. Do I want money? Of course. Do I want prestige? It would be nice. It's not my only reason for writing, though. I want to enrich and heal the world and help people as my favorite writers have done me. I want to give people worlds and realms of solace where they can swim or jump into on a hot summer's day, fall in love with over and over again on a rainy spring day, enjoy near a warm fire in winter, and sit beneath a tree with in autumn.

I am not a media mogul or famous person who has people working media and promotions for them constantly so they can come out with a book one day and it be on the best seller's list the next. I am a struggling, independent writer trying to make her dream of relying solely on her writing to make ends meet because I have bills to pay just like anyone else. I would love to be comfortable so my family didn't have to worry me and to be able to spoil my friends and family and give more than a measly few bucks to charities or go fund me's every once in a blue moon when I can afford to. I want to make this world a better place and at the same time have the world be a better place for me, too.

I hope that in time my writing only improves and improves and ages like fine wine (oh, and let's be honest I hope my body does, too).

Here are the links to my books: Blood & Magic, Dragons & Magic, Centaurs & Magic, and Corvids & Magic. I also write poetry, short stories, reviews, essays, etc. So please leave me reviews, buy my books, promote by word of mouth, wish me well and pray. I really just want to make it. I'm struggling so hard to make my dream of being a full time writer a reality. Sooner or later, I will get there, but I rather it be sooner than later. So if all you can do is leave me a review or give me a word of encouragement, I will take that. There have been so many negative words said about me and my books and not all of the positive things I've heard from what my friends are saying are in reviews to combat them so trust me - any kindness, at all, is appreciated. Thank you all and if you're reading this, thank you for being here. Have a wonderful day.