2 Minutes

Two Minutes (3.17)

Some of you may have seen my post the other day about the person who hacked my PayPal account and siphoned out the equivalent of my editing cost. <insert angry tirade here>

Then I had a haircut and when I walked into the salon, my hairdresser looked pretty much like how I felt, generally unhappy. She asked about my day, I asked about hers, chit-chat ensued. Then after I relayed my woeful tale, she proceeded to tell me about hers. She and her husband had recently moved and as a splurge, they hired movers. Fun right?

Only issue was, once the movers were gone, she noticed her cash and some of her jewelry was also missing. She won the worst day award, hands down. My money will come back to me (same as hers), but her wedding ring and other items handed down to her aren’t replaceable. Beyond that, it was their home. My online account can get redone, credit restored, etc. Anyone who has had a break-in knows how vulnerable and fragile and angry that can make you.

I guess my point is, someone always has it better than you and someone always has it worse. Strive to be the example of what better looks like for those that are struggling.

And to the person who took my money, I hope you have a constant static shock on everything you touch in life. #blessed

A Time to Reap, Journey of 1000 Miles

An Interesting Gift

So, I opened a letter I received in the mail recently from a distribution company I sent my book to. I went through their request guidelines hoping I could make it into their chain stores. Well, the letter was extremely thin and before I opened it I knew it was a curt, formal platitude for my interest followed by the reasons or explanation why I was not chosen.

It was, but I’m not seeing it as a bad thing. Quite honestly, if I have to admit, it’s kind of a gift. Granted, being in bookstores across the country would have been better, but this is the point where I’m at.

I can create a wonderful story and I think I have. My delivery and structure could have been better, I know that now. My next book is better than my first and my next book will be better than the one I’m finishing. The fun thing is, I’m an Indie. I can go in and change a few things and make it great whenever I want. For now, I’m meant to grow slowly and naturally. I’ll find my way. I’ll make friends and fans and connections.

I’m young in this business and I can grow. Learning to appreciate the failures, short-comings and critiques is what it’s all about. How else will I appreciate it when I become famous?

I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful Christmas! I’ll post again after the season with updates and future projects!