We’ve all been there before. Whether writing a novel, a report, a blog post, or a menu for the week when you don’t feel like cooking. You find yourself staring at the dreaded blank page. The one that’s supposed to capture your brilliant thoughts and ideas as they flow from your fingertips.
The curser sits there, waiting impatiently . . . blinking . . . blinking . . . still freakin’ blinking. You’re sure it’s laughing at you. Mocking you.
~ Okay, maybe that’s just me. ~
My point is, sometimes the words don’t come. At all. And you begin to wonder if you’ll ever finish your project. Reach your goal.
When that happens, you have two options:
1-You can give up and tell yourself you just don’t have what it takes—which can be a very tempting option at times.
2-Or, you can dig deep and push through, doing whatever it takes to make it to the end.
If you’re wondering which path I chose, you need to get to know me better . . . and I look forward to that.
Failure is my greatest fear, and it’s never an acceptable option. So I’m fortunate to have people around me who won’t let me settle for being less than I can be. Won’t let me give up on my dreams.
I’ve been quiet for a while—too long—but that’s what it took for me to focus solely on my goal and accomplish what I set out to do when I began this crazy journey as a writer. With the amazing support and encouragement of my family, I’ve been able to chase down my dream and turn it into a reality.
Which means, I have exciting news to share!
I am very thrilled and proud to announce that my debut novel, Two Hearts: Beyond Control, is (finally) with my editor and is planned for release in October.
So what’s next? Plenty of hard work!
While my editor performs her magic, helping me put the last coat of polish on my manuscript, I’m tackling two very important aspects of my book—the cover and the blurb. Sounds easy enough, right?
After a week of wrestling with these two beasts, I’ve decided that writing my book may have been the easy part. At least it’s all fun, no matter how big the challenge, because I’m doing what I LOVE to do!
I have a lot to learn about publishing and marketing. And I’ll continue to share my adventure with you right here, so stick around. Our journey together isn’t over yet!
And, of course, I’m still writing and have several exciting projects under way!
- The second book in my trilogy, Two Hearts: One True Love, is coming along nicely with an anticipated release in Spring of 2017.
- I’m in the early stages of writing and developing a novella series that will debut next year.
- And I’m working on a web-based series that will run on this website … watch for that in the very near future.
So far this has been an amazing journey for me, and I’m so happy to have you along for the ride! Hold on tight . . . We’re just getting started! ~CJ
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