I have seen this badge for a while now and have never participated in Viklit's celebrate the small things.
Well, lately I have been a very fortunate man. After such a long journey to publication, this past month has finally steered me on the right road.
I have just recently had an illustration for Siv Ottem's novel published, and that was the first in a whirlwind of excitement for me. I had finally decided to take a chance and begin an author service to put my creative talents to work. And shortly after the announcement, I was approached by an amazing author, Yolanda Renee, to help tweak her cover and blurb on her debut and second novel. That same week a new publisher approached me to illusrtate their logo. WHAT A WEEK! I am so grateful...
Today I finished the second stage of the illustration, and the publisher is thrilled. Which of course, sends me into orbit! This new publisher has some exciting ideas and being involved on the ground floor can only bring more exciting opportunities for me and for all of you!
On Monday, I wish to invite all of you, personally to Yolanda Renee's launch of her debut novel, Murder, Madness, and Love. I'm planning quite the intro to this AMAZING story, so I hope you can all drop in to help celebrate Yolanda's exciting day! Not to mention, this will be my first published BLURB.... What a way to start the week!
I'd also like to take this time to talk to those who are struggling on their journey. At times it can be so hard that you just want to give up. I know that feeling. We all do. Remember you're not alone. We are here to pick you up, send you a hug, or just listen to your frustration. In time, the obstacles on your road will clear. It may take years to find your niche. It has for many of us, BUT if you give up, you will never know the joy, satisfaction, and relief to know you've always had the talent. WE plant the seeds, water, add fertilizer, allow for plenty of light and give our hearts and souls. Once we find the delicate balance, our gardens will flourish!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. May you celebrate the small things AND LARGE things in your life. It can be as simple as a song. Who hasn't been affected by a glorious piece of music?
HOPE to see you on Monday!