The hardest thing for people to believe about me is that I am actually shy. The powerful voice I use on the stage or in the classroom isn’t a constant in my life.
This evening, I had the great opportunity to listen to and meet with two fabulous ladies, Leanna Reneee Hieber and Alethea Kontis. They were bright and answered questions from the crowd and were both incredibly personable. They took their time and talked with everyone that was there. But that voice of mine wasn’t there.
I was just in awe of these two women who are working authors. They are in many ways living the dream that I hope one day to achieve.
Tonight they gave me hope and four more books to add to my reading list. A writer always needs a pile of inspiration. Tonight, they also earned a loyal reader.
They also reminded me how grateful I am to have the support that I have in my life. It wasn’t always there in a tangible way. So please believe me when I say that I am so incredibly thankful for all of your support. It may not seem like much to like a page or write a comment, but it can mean the world to the person receiving it. It does to me. At the same time, I can’t let myself get caught up in the numbers game (counting each and every like and share).
As of today, Blood Child has sold 49 copies, which might not sound like a lot, but coming from the point where I honestly believed that I would never write or publish a book; it is awesome.
Just like the women who I met tonight, I am going to continue being nice, working hard and getting myself out there. I will be working on the last one.