Don’t Be Afraid To Wait (Sometimes)

I was due to appear in a few literary magazines and articles not too long ago, but I decided to delay my feature. Why? Because the timing didn’t feel right to me. It was a feeling deep down inside that I couldn’t shake and I felt strongly that I needed to wait. Thankfully, the people I’ve been in contact with and working with have been both patient and understanding.

Looking back, I’m glad I waited. You see, if I had of went ahead and did those features, I wouldn’t have hardly anything big to talk about (at that time) in regards to my accomplishments as an indie author. It’s a different story now (no pun intended). I have quite a few things I can acknowledge in my upcoming features, but I’ll only list two. The first one being that The Chronicles of Neffie is being considered as a book to read during Black History month at a few schools. The second one being my recent indieBRAG Medallion award for The Chronicles of Neffie in the category of historical fiction.

I can say from personal experience that there are times in your life where it’s okay for you to wait; even if you’re a little afraid to. I was and that’s the truth! If it’s meant to happen for you, it’ll happen and that opportunity will still be there for you when you’re ready. Don’t be afraid to trust your gut instincts and if the situation calls for it, seek out some helpful advice from someone you know and trust. I know I did.

Waiting turned out to be one of the best writing decisions I’ve ever made. Get used to seeing the name A.L. Gibson in the future. I’m going to leave it at that.

Until next time, keep being the best person you can possibly be as you continue to go after your dreams. Giving up is NOT an option.

These Words

Good Evening everyone! I hope that each of you is doing well!!

One of the things I enjoy doing is reading inspiring and uplifting quotes; especially quotes that are filled with rays of beauty. It lifts your spirit does it not? Most are short and sweet, yet those brief words carry so much of weight. I found a few that I would like to share with you tonight from the late Sri Chinmoy. He was a writer and an avid runner, but he had a way with words.

Hopefully these will bring a smile to your face and maybe even encourage you in some way.

My personal favorite:

Until next time friends…


Good Evening! I’m back with another six words or less of inspiration. Are you ready? Of course you are. Let’s go!

Be careful of who you trust or share information with. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen other people get hurt because they were too “trusting.” You can learn so much about a person just by watching them and observing them. Some people are meant to be kept at a distance. All you have to do is silently observe. A person’s character is like pregnancy, it can’t be hidden for long. 

So be kind towards all, but don’t be so free and open to all. Some folks don’t mean you any good. 

Until next time… 

Your Nightly Inspiration 

Are you ready for your six words or less of inspiration? You know I got you covered… 

Obstacles have a way of making you stronger. Whenever you are faced with obstacles, don’t buckle or cave in. Face it head on. Use those obstacles as your motivation to succeed even more. Willpower is an amazing thing. No worries, you got this. Trust and believe that you do! 

Until next time… 

Good For YOU! 

Aye! Guess what?! Monday’s ova! Ah shucky ducky now! That’s what I’m talking ’bout! 

I’m coming to you tonight with my six words or less of inspiration for the week. As always, I hope this will inspire you and encourage you to be the best person you can possibly be. No need to compare yourself to others, YOUR best is all that really matters. 

Until next time…write on and shine on! 

Writer Control 

Good Evening Peeps! 

I know I’m a little late on this one, but here’s a writer quote about control. Let’s face it, there are some things in life that are beyond our control and then there are the things we can control. Focus on what you can control and go from there. Always try to look at the positive side of things. It helps! 

Until next time, be safe and take care of yourself!