I struggled for a while for to come up with a post that we, as writers, could all relate to, other than the same-old, same-old, do-this-and-you’ll-be-a-success type of blog. Then I came up with, what I hope, was a blinding flash of inspiration.
At a time when Americans all over the world celebrate Thanksgiving, together with their many friends, maybe it’s time we focused on giving thanks for our dreams, ideas and talents. After all, not everyone is lucky enough to have dreams, or so we’re told, so we should be thankful.
Ask the naysayers how many of their dreams keep people employed? For example: have you ever thanked people who make the humble pencil, (some people still use them), those who make pens and paper, computer manufacturers, and the people who make all the little components that go into making up such an intricate device.
The list is endless. You can see where I’m going with this. I’ll leave it to you to add your two cents worth.
Be thankful for the people who deliver and sell those products to you and later, hopefully, sell the books you write using those very products.
What about our publishers? You are helping keep them in business simply by writing the best book you possibly can. In their turn, publishers are able to offer you more contracts because you put everything you had into your latest dream.
Then there are all the other authors, and soon-to-be-published authors, all doing the same thing you are. Together we are a formidable force, keeping the wheels of commerce turning.
And let’s not forget our wonderful readers, some of whom would not have been able to share your dream if you hadn’t shared your talent and written it down.
If you’ve been told by naysayers that your “little” dream is too frivolous, tell them to go take care of their own dream. Yours is doing very nicely, thank you very much.
No Other Love
Lucas Nelson, a man brought to his knees and humiliated by two women in his life, has given up on them. When he finds himself falling in love with Jenna, who he has problems avoiding, he knows he’s in trouble.
Jenna Blake is living the life of her dreams and has made it clear she’s not interested in a relationship with an ordinary man. She wants to marry an aristocrat, like the Earl of Kendal. Nothing must be allowed to get in the way of everything she’s worked for, not even true love.
But Jenna finds Lucas hard to resist. Will she follow her heart? Or will the earl and his aristocratic trappings win her over?