People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them...make them. ~ G.B. Shaw, Mrs.Warren's Profession, 1893
There's something to be said for determination and perseverance. I am living, breathing, proof of that. I think it actually all boils down to attitude! Like when you buy a smart-phone. A teenager sees the newest phone out there with all the bells and whistles, apps and widgets, buttons and gizmos and says, "This totally rocks!" Whereas, a tech-virgin like myself sees one of these beasts and panics saying, "How in the hell am I going to learn how to use this?" See...it's all about attitude.
Over the last couple years, I have had a complete attitude adjustment. There is nothing I can't do if I put my mind to it. If you dream it, put in the work, do the research, and combine all of that with sheer determination and perseverance...you can do anything! I know this to be true because I started out with a pen and paper (literally--I bought a computer months later) and a story, and now, I'm an Award~Winning Author of My Prison Without Bars...The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal available on Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble.
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius! ~Georges-Louis Leclere
I have learned so much over the last couple of years, from authors and bloggers more than willing to share their knowledge and expertise, to guide new writers through the mazes of the publishing industry....for free! So now, I want to do my part to help others. I do not presume to be an expert by any means, but I have done quite a bit of research over the last couple of years. I have stumbled and fallen several times~cried and told myself I couldn't do this...it's too damn hard! But I did it anyway! And so can you!
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Just a thought...encompasses a journey through the jungle of self-publishing. I want to offer websites, blog sites, self-pub and standard pub sites, links to editing and better utilization of social networking, etc...that will hopefully guide others toward and easier path than I had. Essentially, guide you toward help. It's also a place for book reviews I want to share, and guest author posts.
Just a doodle...is a place to rant (occasionally) or post a great movie, video, or song...or just a place to chat.
It's not about the destination...it's about the journey that get's you there. ~Author unknown.
So again, I say welcome to Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles. You can subscribe or just visit now and then. Thank you in advance for being a part of this journey.
~Taylor~ May the rest of your life will be the best of your life.