GREAT EXPECTATIONS: What Hot Hopes Does Summer Hold For YOU?

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With the end of icy, winter snowstorms, and the buds of springtime bursting into bloom, beginnings and endings are happening everywhere. What hopes does that mean for you? If you’re a student, maybe your school year is already or almost over…an end to another year…the beginning of summer break! Are you graduating from high school or college? What are your plans for next year? Are you going to head off to a new school, job, or the military? If you’re younger, do you have summer camps in store? If you’re an adult, what new adventures await you and your family?

Just like the seasons go round and round each year, so do our lives. Sometimes it’s winter in our soul, sometimes spring, summer, and fall too. Every season, whether smooth or maybe a little bumpy, holds the signs of spring, a new bud. So no matter what is going on in your life, a summery beginning, or a wintery end, be optimistic, cuz you only live life once, and there should always be something to look forward to!

 

 

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About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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