Some people are so obsessed with creating an image that’s bigger than life that the façade can take on a life of its own and suffocate the spirit. I caution those people to don’t get burnt by the fire you’ve built. Make sure the light within shines brighter than any lights that are around you. Take time, every day, to ground and re-center yourself.
I’ve taken that lesson to heart; I totally trust my inner circle and appreciate all of the time and memories they've share with me. When I watch people like Oprah, Tyler Perry and author JK Rowling operate with a sense of gratitude in their business ventures, I’m inspired to write and create out of a similar place of truth. My readers are so supportive and they understand I’m working hard to achieve a certain goal. I’m not chasing their dollars; I’m sharing a part of myself.
I want my readers to know my characters and root for them just like I do every time I sit down at my keyboard. It make my job as an author so enjoyable.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend and keep believing in ‘our love stories, our community, and our connections’.