I’ll admit I wasn’t always an out and proud lesbian. I was naive for a good part of the first decade of embracing the real me. I’m not sure why I thought there were so few of us that I needed to stay in my small circle. Then there was The L Word, and books, and…oh, look…more people who didn’t fit into a conventional box, whatever that is or was. And…wow. Just wow.
It wasn’t long after that I decided to try writing. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know it was a passion I couldn’t ignore. Now I’m living a dream come true. Honestly, I had always hoped I’d be published, but I wasn’t holding my breath. The words kept coming anyway, so I wrote. One book, then two, then it morphed into dozens. I recently reread one of my first novel. It needs work. Lots and lots of work. That’s okay. When retirement finally comes, I’ll have projects to keep me busy.
Meanwhile, my first erotic short, “Hard Body” is making its debut July 1, 2019. It’s an e-book only, with steamy sex. Too much for paper. The glue would melt.
I have a confession to make. There’s quite a bit of me in this work. Being perfect isn’t possible in our world. Someone will always want more from us. That doesn’t mean we don’t deserve what we desire. We just have to believe…and trust. Like this character finally did. Not always easy, but necessary.
This author thing is just the icing on the cake I was already enjoying every fucking day. Yes, I am. I will continue to live a life that is up to me to make fuller (I don’t know if that’s possible, but I won’t know if I never try.), and richer, and more than a little satisfying. I’m already blessed beyond words by my wife, family, friends, and my publisher.
Yet, there’s still more to share. I have another novel (number 3), Where the Lies Hide, coming out August 1, 2019 (available for early release exclusively with Bold Stroke Books and you can pre-order now).
It’s another romantic intrigue. I’ve enjoyed crafting a dual story arc, one intrigue and one romance, but it’s a lot of work, and this is the second one I’ve done. I’ve decided to go back to contemporary romance. I need a little break from the intrigue part. Give my brain a rest. Love is a little easier to imagine.
I think you get where this blog was going.
It just keeps getting better and better. It can for you, too. Whatever you want…go for it. With every single breath you take and with all that you are. Desire it. Picture it. Ask the Universe for it. It’s right there. It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to happen exactly at the perfect moment. Trust. Be ready. You’re in for one hell of a wild ride.