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I found a new favorite song. I’d heard P!nk had a new album coming out, so when I saw @RachelFirasek’s post on Twitter that she was listening to P!nk I went out investigating….

And found THIS:

Now, personally, I find some of P!nk’s music…disturbing, in both a good and bad way. Most of my friends know that the F-word makes my ears bleed (LOL) and P!nk has been known to share the word in her songs…even titles of her songs.

But if I look past that and really read some of her lyrics. That girl has some seriously powerful songs. She really gets you thinking.

In TRY, I find these lyrics the most powerful.

Where there is a flame someone’s bound to get burned.

I’m sure you can interpret that a million different ways. But it struck me in this way….

Fire is passion. Passion not just for another person or love, but in throwing your heart and soul out there for all to see. That’s what it’s like with the books I write. Writing is a passion of mine and it’s a bit of my soul out there, vulnerable with each book that gets published.

I’ve gotten burned. I will continue to get burned. But like P!nk says in her next phrase:

But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die.

So true. Not everyone will like my characters, my writing style, my stories….but that’s okay. I can’t not write. So, if you’re venturing out, doing something you love and you get a bit scared.

Don’t. You’ll possibly get burned, but you won’t die.

You got to get up and try, try, try!!!

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What songs are rocking your world right now?

 

I can’t believe it…

September is already here? That just doesn’t seem possible the summer is already over. Kids are back in school. Colleges are into their first semesters.

Though, I am excited for one reason…it’s that much closer to Violet Midnight’s Cover Reveal. September 4th is the big day.

I’m super excited because I just love this cover. It’s quite different than the Wasteland and Awaited covers–which is good, because this series is WAY different.

The ARCs are out to readers & reviewers so I’m biting my nails a bit to see what people think…especially those who only know me for the Wasteland Trilogy.

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So, tell me, what was one highlight of your summer? Whether it’s a vacation,  awesome movie you saw, or whatever? Do tell…..

For me…a big highlight was RAGBRAI!! We biked across Iowa! 407 miles in 5 days. AND we raised over $3,000 for cancer. WOOT!! 

Time for some inspiration…

I love finding quotes to share with you all. I often post them on my FB page. They just make me smile. And hopefully, they encourage someone. You just never know when someone just needs a kind word. 

So, here are a few more I’ve found…

1.  Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson.

2. I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been –Wayne Gretzky.

3. I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. –Albert Einstein.

4. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. –Lanston Hughes.

 

Do you have any you’d like to share? What’s your favorite thing to cheer you up? What’s something someone has said or done that has really lightened your spirits?