Woot. It’s Wednesday. I have no idea why that makes me happy, but it does. I’ve been working on various things, sent that latest project to my agent and it’s going out, along with proposals to my editor at Berkley, so fingers crossed on all accounts. :-)
My day was made by two different men today. :-) Brandon in SC, is an asst. manager of a Walden bookstore there. He emailed just to tell me that his customers love my books. His exact words were: “I must tell you what a big seller you are in my store. I usually have quite a few customers ask where your books are. And once a customer reads one of your books, they always ask if I have anymore by you.” That sort of thing can make a girl’s day. I don’t tell you this to brag, just to explain that sometimes a girl needs to hear “we love you” from strangers. :-)
Right after that I received an email from one of my favorite artists, Rocky Kelley/Ashen Gray (One guy, two different kinds of art. http://www.RockyKelley.com http://www.AshenGray.com) He said he was in a bookstore in Waco and saw Charmed & Ready. Says he also ran into a “HUGE” fan of my work who reads everything I write. (That always makes me want to write faster.)
Anyhoo… It’s funny that those emails come on a day when my editor has sent back my edits/revisions for Dragons Prefer Blondes. ;-) Honestly, it’s all easy stuff. Just have to sit down and do it. And she started her letter with the fact that she really enjoyed and says I’ve created a fun world that it’s a treat to visit. (Yes, these words make me feel better about life. I’m sorry, I need that kind of validation every once in a while.)
I tell you all of this because of my horoscope. No wait, it’s my daily Tarot. Here’s what it said: The Six of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in validation. I rise to the occasion and am motivated or made confident to take it to the next level by the recognition, admiration, praise, or accolades put on my achievements or personal success. I am newly aware of and proud of my sense of empowerment and I transform through acceptance.
LOL. I want us all to be EMPOWERED today. We should be every day, but let’s make an extra effort.
So tell me how you’re empowered today! Do you need validation too? (I love and adore you. No, really, I do. I have the greatest appreciation for everyone who hangs out here.)
The winner of the FREE BOOK this week is Deborah Blake. Send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. (I hate to encourage the stalking, but your name came out of the hat. ;-) )