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Making Dreams Come Alive

October 30, 2012

Writing The Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator mystery series, is an incredibly creative and satisfying experience for me. Writing my columns on women's issues is something I love to do but it forced me to put my fiction writing on the back burner. I told myself I would "get back to it soon". After the success of my first non-fiction book, And Then I'll Be Happy!, I wrote two other non-fiction in ebook format. All three of my books have been well-received and I enjoyed writing them.

Now, besides writing my columns, I have made the decision to concentrate on my fiction novels and short stories. Catherine Harlow, Private Investigator is 3/4 complete and one of my horror tales, The Shuttle Bus Man - a Tale of Terror, is the featured story in the November issue of The HorrorZine. It will also be available in the print issue coming soon.

The title for the first book in the Catherine Harlow series is a bit up in the air at this time. There are two that I like but, like an actor who has just landed a role and is superstitious about mentioning the name of the character she will play, so am I about the title. Fingers crossed and mouth closed for me for now!

I think that at some point in our lives we all need to take a breath and decide to make our dreams a reality. It's never too late; Elizabeth Jolley had her first novel published at the age of 56. In one year alone she received 39 rejection letters but finally had 15 novels and four short story collections published to great success. Mary Wesley was 71 when her first novel was published. Talk about not giving up!

I encourage everyone to "do a dream"; success is relative. You are successful just for trying! Don't let your dreams wither and die. Go after what you want and be good to yourself!

 

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