Consider the lilies, how they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27
I’ve always loved the idea that it is possible to exist without toil and worry. But in my life I’ve never found it to be true.
For years I had a different quote hanging in my office:
The middle of anything always looks like failure.
Which was to remind myself that while I continually seek instant gratification, it is more important to be working than to sit idle hoping good things will come.
Because I am a selfish being, sometimes when good happens, I don’t take the time to celebrate. Instead I look ahead like a small child at Christmas eager for the next present.
This year I declared I would publish twelve books. In truth, it is kicking my ass. Fortunately for me, writing is a solitary profession and only my immediate family and a few good friends have seen me ride the roller coast of emotions from high to low and back again.
I’m not going to publish my to-do list. It exhausts me to contemplate the unending column that even if I finished doing each and everyone, tomorrow, more would appear. However, I will say every time I’m able to cross another line item off, it is a small victory.
I’m half-way through the year, running a month behind on my publishing goal - not that anyone is counting but me. But I’ve had some small successes that I need to celebrate:
1) Romantic times gave me a great review for The Wrong Hero:
This is a fine mystery that reads a lot like a TV show, with the right blend of humor and suspense, along with a strong, independent female lead and the sexy alpha who loves her. The plot itself was somewhat complicated, but the sizzling heat Travis and his brothers bring to the table more than makes up for it.
2) The Wrong Hero is going to be published in an Anthology.
3) My new cover for The Wrong Lover is about to come out:
promo my books
5) And Amazon is giving Hell On The Heart away for free.
While I know life moves at its own pace, it is nice to think that while I haven’t made things happen, I have created an opportunity for things to happen.