Category Archives: Positive Thinking

#Love

I love you.

Oh, you’re black? Well, I still love you. Asian, Hispanic, Russian, Syrian? Yep, love you too.

I love you.

Oh, you’re a police officer? Emt? Firefighter? Military? I love you still.

A gun supporting man afraid for his family’s future? A hippie woman staring him down, afraid for her family’s future?

I love you both.

Do you flip burgers or work the late shift at the gas station? Or are you the CEO of a major tech firm?

Good…because I love you too.

Do you see a person of the same sex as the person you can see spending the rest if your life with?

Your love makes me love you more.

I’m not black. I’m not a cop. I’m not rich nor poor.

But I know those who are. I know those who run for office and those who run a drive thru. I know black men and women who put family and friends before everything. I know cops and service members who would jump on a grenade to help the people around them. I know white Southerners who cried and prayed for the 9 we lost a year ago.

I love you.

We’re all different. But we’re all the same. And when you forget, always know that I love you.

And if you don’t understand my love, know that I’m praying for you. That all the positive thoughts and feelings go to you to make sure you see the love in this world. It’s not too late for you to feel and accept my love. It’s never too late.

We’re in this together. Always.

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#ShoutOutSunday- Bree Lynne Potter (and yes, I know I’m a day late)

Sorry! Yes, I know I’m posting this on a Monday but things were going down at the homestead that threw me off track.  But enough of my excuses…let me get to my Shout Out for this week.

I’ve been pretty busy lately with work and trying to tie all the loose ends together for the release of Playing House. My friend, Bree and I were talking about personal assistants to authors. I wanted to ask her for her help and she was going to ask if she could be mine.

(That great minds think alike just might be true)

Within the first HOUR of our agreement, she got me a review and blog stop for my tour 😀

But this Shout Out isn’t just because she’s been a wizard at promotion. No, its so much more.

If you remember from my bio– This is the same Bree who has helped me to start writing. The same one who first read Playing House and pushed me to keep going. Without that conversation on books, on that one night in my apartment years ago, I wouldn’t be sitting here about to release my first NOVEL. Not a short story, but a real life novel. I owe her so much for helping me see this path.

She’s in the process of finishing a story called Heal Me. It’s amazing so far and I can’t wait to see it published! Thank you Bree for everything and someday, we’ll be throwing a release party together! Love you!

 

#ShoutOut Sunday- Chick Lit Central

Week two of Shout Out Sunday is upon us and I’m so happy to give it to Melissa at Chick Lit Central!

I reached out to her for my blog tour (starting Aug 27th!) and she came back with a list of 20 or more blogs to contact to help me.

It means a lot that someone would take time out of their busy schedule to help me out like that. Especially when I’m very much newbie.

Thank you, thank you Melissa!!

#ShoutOutSunday – it’s going to be a thing!

I’m not sure if this is already a trend, but, if not, I’m going to start it!

I think it’s important to get shout out to those who help me along the way. It’s a way of showing my respect and admiration to those who go above and beyond to help me.

So my first #ShoutOut is to my editor and mentor- Nanette Day 🙂

She’s been helping me prepare for my launch for Playing House. There’s so much I didn’t know about publishing that she has shown me.

On top of what she’s doing for me, she’s also working a full time job and writing her own stories.  If you’re looking for an awesome cowboy romance or a real, gritty short story  — check her out.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Nanette for everything!

Pay It Forward Retreat- 2015

Have you ever been surrounded by a group of people who shared the same goals and dreams as you? At least once in your life, you need to.

I had the privilege of meeting some amazing people at the Pay It Forward Indie Author Retreat in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was hosted by Danielle Allen and Kendall Gray, two amazing indie authors that are not only talented, but hilarious and fun too.

I met my friend and writing partner Jules Dixon and roomed with the anti-romantic, awesome F. Bradshaw .

I *stalked* Stacy Kestwick (author of Wet– Loved it!) and had the best dinner conversation about piercings with Eric R. Asher. I’m telling you, it was the best weekend!

And not only because there was booze involved (although that did add to the fun). No, how I felt leaving Sunday afternoon changed me. I learned so much to help launch Playing House. I left invigorated and confident in my work, which I’ll admit, I hadn’t been feeling so much.

It was exactly the push I needed to get those final revisions done. Within that week, I had Playing House sent off to my editor and we set the official release date (Sept. 1st!!!!)

Life is good, people. Life. Is. Good