So, having read my introduction, you’re probably wondering what I’m going to write about. Good question. I’ve got plenty to discuss – I’m a mother, a wife, a stepmother, an artist and a writer; I work full-time as an administrative assistant – and while I am sure I am going to write about all that at some point, I want to start with this:

My oldest son is fifteen and a half. He is a lot like me: he is an artist, sensitive and tends to be on the lazy side of the spectrum. He just got his driving permit (which I’m sure I will bring up again and again and again…) and he’s got a love for the fantastic, creative and the imaginative – more often than not portrayed in cartoons. Every once in a while I will log into my Amazon account to find a movie or show he has placed in the cart for me to purchase (nice, huh?). The latest one was Robots and because I liked the movie (I am a huge Mel Brooks fan), I bought it. We watched it this past weekend and I was really struck by the scene where Rodney, the main character, called home to his ailing father to tell him he was coming home after failing to achieve his dream. His father, voiced by Stanley Tucci, encouraged him to stay and told him, “The dream you don’t fight for will haunt you for the rest of your life.”

I may be dense at times, but I do recognize wisdom when I hear it. I started off my writing career with a book on discovering your destiny, After the Call. I am releasing my next book this week. It’s called Stepmothers Anonymous and it’s a paranormal romance about a wicked stepmother who loses everything because of an unruly stepdaughter and decides she is going to make her own happily-ever-after. Both books are/will be available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among other book sites, and while they might not be for everyone, I believe those who read them will enjoy them. Beyond all that though, these books are part of my destiny, my dream, the one I fight for even as I pen this blog; as I prepare my book to be published, as I consider the fifty rejection letters I received telling me I wasn’t publishing material. Everyone has a dream, a destiny. I encourage you to find yours and strive towards it, because if you stay in the fight long enough, you will eventually win.

The alternative is unthinkable.

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