You Just Never Know.

Thursday Ramblings.

10/6/20223 min read

Top of the (Insert time of day here) to you, Ravenites!

I hope all is well in your lives. Just remember, regardless of your mood, a book can provide moments if not hours of escapism in an otherwise crazy world. Simply grab a sword and take on a dragon. Meet the love of your life as you are swept up in a romantic adventure. Perhaps you decide to descend into a dark, dank cave with only a torch and a machete to defend yourself from unknown beings who are lurking in the darkness. Whatever your genre of choice, books are essential to a balanced lifestyle.

I haven't posted in a while, as there hasn't been much going on to write about, between my full-time job, writing, and reading, Since Summer is now officially over and the temperatures are cooling off, I really want to take some drives on the weekends to see the changing colors up in the mountains and visit places I haven't been to in a while. Perhaps Heidi and I will do a little bit of hiking to enjoy some fresh air.

While I'm here, I thought I would share some more about my sequel to Magic reborn. I have a couple of scenes set for the final act and I think it's coming along nicely. It is longer than my debut novel and is a little bit darker, but it doesn't take away from the story I've written. In fact, I think there might be a little more emotion with this sequel. I've grown quite a bit since Magic Reborn, and I've picked up some things here and there from reading other successful authors. Do I think I am a good writer? No, not really. I think I am decent at this point, but I still have so much to learn. That's what makes this dream of being an author so exciting! I hope and expect from myself a better entry as I approach another project. I already have plans for the third book in this series and it's going to be crazy, I think.

So what's with the title of this post? You just never know what's going to happen in your life. I had a best friend of mine die when he was about 19 and I was 21. My father had all of these plans he was going to do after retirement. Cancer had other plans for him. I don't know why, but I've thought a lot about my dad lately. I wish he was here when I called my mom and told her my book had been approved for publishing, but it was not to be. I guess there just weren't enough angels in Heaven. I guess the point I'm dragging my feet to get to is if you ever wanted to write a book, write it. If you're a singer, sing. If you have a dream, go for it, and don't listen to the naysayers either. Now if you want to jump off the Empire State Building with a homemade kite or anything else for that matter, may I suggest taking up painting? It might be a less hazardous hobby to try out, I'm just saying.

No, this isn't a cry for help, and no I'm not dying of anything (that I know of, anyway). I'm just in a reflective kind of mood tonight, and I want everyone to be the best person they can possibly be. If you have dreams, you never know if you can do them or not until you take that first step. If it doesn't work out, it wasn't meant to be and it could even mean you are meant to do something different (and maybe better!).

I am going to end this post with a simple request. If you have read my novel and haven't reviewed it yet, please consider taking a minute or two when you have time. It helps me out immensely with Amazon. The more reviews a book has will push it up the rankings and will find a bigger audience. I would greatly appreciate it. Be honest with it as well. If you haven't read it yet, why not? You can purchase it on Amazon, Barnes&Noble and here on my website. Now, I will close this so I can go back to writing. Have a great upcoming wekeend, my friends!