The Beauty of Honesty 

I was recently asked if my honesty has affected me negatively in my life. My answer to that question is Yes. I was also asked if I think my honesty has held me back in life. My answer to that question is also Yes. Last but not least, I was asked if I regret my being honest. My answer to that question is NoHere is why…

When you are honest despite the pressure to lie or to conform, you are showing that you are one incredible individual! Your honesty proves that you have a mind of your own and that you are not afraid to tell the truth even if it puts you at a distance or at a disadvantage. Do you want to know something even more interesting? When you are honest, those around you will inevitably show just who they really are. Just watch….

So many people are naive to think that lying will take you far in life. Sure, maybe to an extent, until it all comes crumbling down and it will eventually. It always does. I have witnessed so many people dig ditches for themselves because they are trying to cover one lie over another lie and so on and so forth. I sleep well at night knowing that I have not sold seeds of lies and that to me is a thing of beauty. A clean conscience I tell you is absolutely beautiful!

If those around you cannot accept your level of honesty, do not sweat it. Some people just enjoy being lied to. Others simply cannot handle the truth. Some people even get mad at the truth. Even with that being said, you keep on being the honest you.

Until next time… 

Neffie Is Making Her Mark! 

This writer is humbled by the growing interest in my first novel series The Chronicles of Neffie. I have readers already messaging me about when it will be available despite not receiving all of my pending literary / editorial reviews. This is largely due to my Readers’ Favorite 5-star review. I cannot imagine the responses I will get when I receive my other editorial / literary reviews that are still pending. I am hoping they too will be 5-star ratings.

I am preparing big time for this novel because I refuse to make the same mistakes I made with my first novel. When you know better, you can do better and I am seeing the proof myself. I had a rough start to my day this morning, but to see the excitement building over my upcoming novel series has brought me a sense of calm.

Stay tuned for a brief synopsis of The Chronicles of Neffie later on this week and how you can win an advanced review copy yourself. Neffie has a story to tell and it is a story unlike any other. 

Until next time…

Neffie Is Doing It!!! 

Heya! Heya! How is everyone doing today? I hope that everyone is doing well. I am ecstatic this evening because I got back one of the three big pending literary reviews for my first upcoming novel series The Chronicles of Neffie. How well did I do? See for yourself. If you are a writer, you know a review from Readers’ Favorite is a big deal. Just ask Jim Carrey! He knows! 

When that email notification came through earlier today, my heart began to race. I was a little worried that a novel I wrote and edited in a short period of time (a little over three months) may not do so well. Still, I told myself to remain hopeful and positive. I cannot believe I finally scored my FIRST five star literary review! It felt so good to call and tell my parents, friends and other family members about this. Not only that, to share the revealing of my book cover! Guess what? The reviewers are loving the book cover too! Please believe this five star review seal will be going on the front cover. 

I have two more big reviews pending. How cool would it be for lil ole me to get all 5-star reviews?! I will just have to wait and see on that. I said it before and I will say it again, YOU are your greatest asset. Never, ever doubt yourself! 

Until next time.. 

So, What’s Next? 

Good Evening Good People! I hope that you are doing well and that you had a blast this weekend. This weekend has been very busy for me because I have been busy promoting my Facebook page. The love my page has been shown is unreal and I’m so grateful and thankful to everyone who stopped by to show my page some love. I’m completely blown away!

With that being said, likes and follows however are not enough for me. I want interactions and engagements on my page which is what I’m focusing on next. Don’t get me wrong, I do want people to like and follow my page, but at the end of the day, I have come to learn that it’s not the amount of likes and follows you have. What really matters is the number of people whose lives you have touched and inspired.

Have you checked out my new Facebook page? Click here if you haven’t. I’m looking to start some great conversations so come join the fun. I’m sure I can get the ball rolling soon enough! I’m willing to put in the effort!

Until next time… 

For The Indies 

Indies have it hard. Seriously we do. At least in the beginning. For the most part, all you really have is yourself and I’m here to tell you that’s OK. Getting yourself out there can be a daunting task, but I’m here to tell you it can be done!

When I first started my blog two years ago, for a whole year I didn’t have any followers or subscribers. Sad, but true. Even still, I kept on writing because I knew my writing style would eventually find a crowd. Thankfully, things are much different now. Just to put things into perspective, Friday evening I published my Facebook page. Since then I have had 2k likes and follows for my Facebook page! Whattttttttt! How? I will tell you below.
 

I have been working hard networking and connecting with other writers, bloggers and most importantly, readers! Over the past month and a half, I have been painstakingly reaching out and inviting such ones to sign up and follow my Facebook page once it is published. I expected less than half would like and follow, but I was wrong.

Let me leave you with this…

YOU are your greatest asset, period. When you believe in yourself, there is nothing no one can say or do to stop you. YOU are your greatest secret weapon. Remember that. Let your rejections humble you and let your setbacks motivate you. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and don’t be afraid to go after what you want. In a few days, I will be doing a Facebook ad campaign to reach many more readers and if you are a book worm yourself, I hope to connect with you too.

Until next time… 

Queen Teddy 

How’s it going good people! I hope that all is well. I wanted to introduce you to a lady that is making waves on Instagram due to her vibrant personality and dance moves. Her name is Queen Teddy and she is a ray of sunshine! If you have ever come across her page or seen one of her Instagram posts, it’s easy to see why so many people are drawn to her. You can’t help but to smile when you see her.

If you are on Instagram, check Queen Teddy out here. Watch for her new friend in the background. He’s wearing a white shirt and gray pants. Too funny lol. This little kid is hilarious!

Coming from a family that loves to dance, Queen Teddy dances as if we could be some distant kin because our moves are just the same. It ain’t nothing for me to follow along to a good African beat. Dancing in itself just makes you feel good. 

If you are ever feeling down, just bust a move. You can’t stay upset when you are dancing to music. Dance, smile and do your best to try and stay happy!

Here’s one more for you!

Until next time… 

Interesting… 

The Chronicles of Neffie has some ARC readers in an emotional turmoil. Some have cried, others have become angry and a few have even become depressed. My goal was to make readers feel what Neffie was feeling and so far, it looks like I have succeeded in that avenue.

Neffie seems to have a hold on readers and that is exactly what I wanted. I’m not ready for her to turn loose any time soon. Neffie is here to stay for a while. After all, I have five series left to write. The Chronicles of Neffie is just the first. Don’t worry, some of my followers and subscribers will get a chance to win an advanced copy once I have received all of my reviews. So with that being said, stay tuned.

Until next time…