Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Dragon Boys's Book Cover

I know this is Wordless Wednesday... so what I am about to share with you may have a few words but it is an image that have managed to become very important to me and my son.

I am very excited to share this with you.

This being my first cover completely wowed me. The colours ... fire and dragon are very significant to the story.

Come on guys ... please tell me what you think?

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Another Step Taken

Its amazing how every time you finish one thing there is another thing to start just around the corner.

As a mother you finish the dishes in the sink... you have to fold clothes in the drier. You finish homework with your son... and you have to start with your daughter. You start cleaning the house .... and you get the picture! Right!

As a teacher when one class leaves computers another one enters. You finish one educational program ... you have to start another. You just finish putting a plaster on a bruised knee and another one is making their way to you. You say something once in class ... you have to say it again ... and again ... and again.  :)

As a writer when you finish your novel you realize there are more steps to follow.  These stepping stones fail to reveal how challenging or nerve raking you can become with every step. Emotions are good ... they are what keeps you grounded, but they also makes you aware how important this next step is for you.

There is a big part of me that is hold my breath in anticipation to see the final print layout of my book and another part is nervous of what is to come.

No matter what ... I have to face each new step with the hope that I am ready to take on whatever responsibility it may bring.

Wish me luck ... and here are some motivational stepping stones to fill you with hope.

They helped me!!

Friday, 23 January 2015

Its Funny Friday!!

Hi all, I just wanted to share 2 pics that made me laugh this morning. Facebook can really bring about a range of emotions.. today  I am focusing on the laughter.


Sadly me and my sisters can absolutely relate to this!!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day - but I like the meaning behind it. I had to take alot of little steps to get to this point ... so while keeping your eyes on the big picture, look back and appreciate the work you had to put in to get there. Every little effort counts. 

Some days I found it difficult to stay focus. Sometimes I would have to step away and distract myself with other projects. But in the end, by not giving up, I was able to complete something that is very special to me and my son.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Welcoming 2015

Hello 2015... this is a year of hopeful expectations and the fulfillment of a dream I have had since I was a little girl. Considering it took alot of life experiences and soul building to get to this point, I feel as if it is almost fitting that it is happening now.

In 2 months I will be publishing my first book! It is a children's book called Dragon Boyz which was a collaboration between me and my son, but the journey I took to get here was a long and eventful one.

Now that 2015 has arrive I am filled with excitement, anticipation and hope. The next few months are going to challenge me and my ability to focus and promote a book that is not only special to me, I believe it is something every child can connect to.

So now I stand at the precipice of a life altering event and I welcome it. Most published authors have been here one time or another, and I do wish other writers to experience this, because it is a fantastic feeling. It is a validation that after all the time spent dedicated to completing the book, it is being published and available for all to read.

Chase your dreams everyone. Even if it does not fall immediately in your lap once you believe in yourself... it will come true.

I wish all a fantastic start to their new year and appreciate that you are walking with me on this new adventure.

Please share your hopes for 2015 with me. It is amazing how things happen when you put it out there.