I'm seeing evidence all around me!
Okay, before you think I've gone crazy, let me explain. I'm a writer. Those words alone should be a "tell-all" about me. I have a BIG imagination. LOL! So, when things/circumstances start happening to prevent me from writing, I begin to imagine all kinds of reasons. None of them being MY fault, of course.
The economy has affected my Sales. Sure, blame it on that. (It's not their fault that I haven't had time to promote any of my books.) Competition is getting tougher. (Okay, that's a true statement but can I get away with it as an excuse?) The weather here has been too nice for winter and I enjoy being out. (Now, THAT'S just digging too deep for an excuse! LOL!) My life as a 24/7 Caregiver for my dad takes up all my time. (Poor dad, he gets blamed for everything!). I could go on and on with the conspiracy themes, but the truth is I'm blaming everyone but myself.
Writers write. That's the rule. I'm always telling future authors that if you truly want to write, then nothing should stop you. You plow ahead, despite all obstacles. You work around the distractions, problems, etc. and keep a writing schedule every day. If you don't work at it, then you'll never be a published author.
Okay, so how many of you are shaking your head and saying the obvious? "Kari, ever listen to your own advice?" If you could see my red face now....!
So, here's the strategy against any conspiracy to keep you from writing. You face it head on. You ignore everything else. Who cares if the world falls down around you? Write! Ignore the phones, ignore friends, stay off playing on the Internet, ignore ANY distractions. Sit butt in chair and WRITE! Easier said than done? Ahh, but think of the SUCCESS waiting for you. Start counting the published books with your name on the Covers. Smile. Ignore the imaginary conspiracies. And WRITE!
Before signing off, I wanted to THANK everyone for their wonderful support in voting my latest book, SPELL-KISSED, as the Winner for the 2010 Best All Around Book Award! I'm so honored! Please do drop by my site www.authorkari.com and take a look. Here's some more info:
Briana is a Witch with a Glitch. Normally very powerful, she is sometimes rendered helpless when her volatile emotions cause her spells to go awry. Imagine what happens when sexy Detective Hunter enters her life and causes her emotions and hormones to go crazy. Poor Hunter doesnt believe in witches or magic. Man, does he have a surprise coming when Briana accidentally transports them into a parallel world to fight a Sorcerer!
Watch the Trailer here:
By: Kari Thomas
Published By: Black Lyon Publishing, LLC, www.blacklyonpublishing.com
ISBN # 9781934912287
HEAT INDEX: FOUR FLAMES!
Available in: Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, HTML, and PRINT!
Briana froze. Oh my Goddess! She looked up to find three pairs of eyes staring at her. Cynthia’s, her cop son’s, and another man’s. Her mortified gaze locked instantaneously with the stranger’s dark blue-grey eyes. She lost all sense of anything else in the room. Everything about him registered, undyingly embedding into her memory forever.
She could almost feel the magnetic pull of him reaching out to her, drawing her to him with starkly sensual threads like none she’d ever felt before. The incredible, heart-stopping realization shook her to the depths of her soul.
Her first coherent thought was that he had to be the sexiest, most captivating man she’d ever seen. Well over six foot-two-or-three, lean, subtly muscled, wide shouldered, slim hips, long legs, shoulder length midnight black hair, piercing dark blue-grey eyes, and a sculpted face that could grace the cover of a romance novel. Whoa. Be still my heart.
And that’s when it happened. Arousal was her most dangerous emotion. In the blink of an eye, between one breath and the next, it hit her full force at the same time she mentally uttered the last words of the healing spell over the bowl she was holding.
The bowl flew from her hands and sailed unerringly across the short distance between them. Straight at the stranger! In one split second it struck, splattering the gooey mixture all over his face.
She was a witch in serious trouble. No doubt about it.