Kick em Where it Hurts! Day 18

I’ve been at this 31 days of living my life to its fullest for about 18 days. And I’ve come to the conclusion that 31 days is NOT enough. Not that this is difficult or easy for that matter.

This takes a lot of discipline and dedication. The first two weeks really put you to the test. I found myself slipping back into old habits on day four. Getting lazy, putting things off and waiting. But this was something I really wanted to do. I want to be the king of my life. So I buckled down by week two.

One of my goals is to write two books within 31 days. I’m proud to say that I’m almost finished with one of the books, Where is Dreamland? . Another goal for me is to gain 5 lbs of muscle by working out and eating properly. That has been going great. Last week I went to the gym each day. I went yesterday and I’ve been eating right every day for the most part. Some days I slack. But the point is I have better discipline over my life. I truly feel that I’m living the way I want to. I’m more active, the house is spotless and each day I go for what I want.

A few days ago I had this discussion with my dad. I talked to him about where I was in life and where I wanted to be. Before I am 30, I want to become a successful writer, graduate from college and marry some beautiful woman and start raising a family. Having these aspirations at the age of 21 raises a lot of eyebrows. People often say I should be having fun and not worrying about the future. Especially not marriage.

However chasing these aspirations IS fun for me. Having these goals and knowing that I’m doing my part in making things happen makes me feel full. I wake up knowing that I wrote my own book and published it. That’s incredible. No one held my hand. That’s my accomplishment. I continue to push my career forward by writing, selling books and having signings. I have plans to create my own comic book and a children’s book. I aim to have a new book about before April 1st of 2015.

I’m also a college student going for a BA in English. I want to teach pre-k and elementary so I will most likely major in Education as well or at least get certified. I don’t see marriage in my future for at least 5 years simply because I’m not close to anyone in a romantic sense. There is a woman I’ve been going back and forth with. But that’s pretty personal and I’m not the type of person who spews about his dating life over the internet.

The point is I am truly chasing my dreams. I’m not one of those people who sit on the couch and just wish. I make things happen. That is what truly makes me feel that I’m living my life to its fullest. Regardless how others see it, this is me pursuing and capturing my happiness. One dream at a time. 31 days is not enough.

31 days isn’t enough because I want to live my life like this until the day I die. This is bliss and to live any other way would depress me. I will still meet the goals that I made for my 31 day challenge. Maybe I’ll make some goals for November. I have a trip to England in December that I need to post about. I’m meeting someone special and I’m doing research for my book, Where is Dreamland? . I’ll keep you all up to date.

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Are you local in Indiana? Come get a signed copy of my book!

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A few months ago I published my first book, Hero’s Romance. It continues to surprise me with it’s monthly sells. I recently got an email from the Carmel Public library that I will be able to participate in the book fair they’re having. Not only will I be displaying my books but so will other local authors. If you’re an Indiana resident and love to read and or write stories, come out on the first of November

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Are you a reader? How about a hopeless romantic? You know. Those books about suave guys sweeping women from their toes. Or some gorgeous woman blowing away her colleague after he discovers she’s an angel of the night when she saved him from a certain death. Wings and all. That’s my thing. That’s why I became an author and published my own book.
Hero’s Romance is my first novel and it keeps surprising me with its monthly sells. Make the best decision of your life and pick this book up. Better yet. Come to the Carmel Clay Public Library Author Fair. I have been chosen to have me participate in their book fair. I’m pretty stoked about it.
I will be there selling and signing copies of Hero’s Romance as well as meeting readers other authors. Interested in getting a copy? Don’t or-der online. Come to the signing, buy a copy and have me sign it. Every-one is invited but I don’t have an unlimited supply of copies. First come, first serve. Come get that autographed copy!

Where: Carmel Clay Library
55 4th Ave SE, Carmel IN 46032
Time: 1p.m-4p.m
Date: Saturday November, 1st 2014.

Write Two Books in a Month!

Last week was a pretty awesome week. Since I’ve started my second year of college, I’ve been diving into my classes. Naturally, as a writer, I love my creative writing class the most and I excel. My teacher is freaking amazing. On the very first day I learned something new and I’ve been learning since then.  When a teacher motivates a student to dig further into their passion, I think they’ve done their part in building a better society.

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Last Thursday my creative writing teacher introduced the class to author, Samuel Snoek-Brown. He recently just published a novel called, Hagridden. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Louisiana era where two women are desperately trying to survive. I’m not a spoiler but I will say there’s mythology and the book gets pretty intense. Seriously check out his book and his website. Just click the links. You know you want to.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to meet Sam last week. As an author I jump at every opportunity I see to meet another author. It was pretty awesome. I asked him all of these questions about his journey and process. He wrote his book in TWO weeks. That’s amazing. It was the coolest conversation I had ever shared with anyone. Speaking with him put me into a writing FRENZY. I’ve been writing nonstop. It’s inspired me to finish not one but two books in a month’s time.

I have so many ideas and drafts. I get a new idea every other day and I hate leaving them in my head because that’s how you lose them. So now I’ve decided to start finishing some of my drafts. REALLY finish them. Sam has encouraged me to push myself past my limits and seek my true potential as a fiction. I have a good feeling about all of this.

Not just that. I have this goal to live my life to its fullest. Just for a month. See what happens when I go for what I want without any hesitation. No waiting and no putting things off. I’ll post more about it later this week. But I’m very serious about this. I’m all fired up! I know I can do this. And I will. I’ve got this passion burning deep inside me. I’m going to let it out.

Thanks for inspiring me Samuel Snoek-Brown. I wish you the best of luck with your books. You have truly inspired me.