Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence Helen Keller
I'm pretty much a total optimist, definitely glass half full with someone coming to top it off!
My characters are pretty much always optimists too, come to think of it...
In the old day job I was in management for 14 years before deciding to do special projects. The only time anyone requested to transfer out of my area (other than for promotions, moving and the like), the individual said I was driving them crazy with my sunny, optimistic approach to everything.
But when it comes to listing Five Reasons Why An Optimist Should Write, I'm not sure I can get beyond the first one I live by:
1. Writing is like breathing to me and if I'm alive, I will breathe and I will write.
So, having said that, where do I go next?
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell
2. Well okay, I optimistically hope that other people will enjoy reading my stories.
3. ...and that my royalties will continue to let me be a fulltime writer...
4. ...that totally unexpected good things will happen because I write and publish novels....
5.....how are they gonna make my books into movies or TV shows if I don't write????
With a #5a => How will I ever get to be an extra in the big movie scene if I don't write?!
That last is key! My biggest dream is to have my books make the jump into film. I'd love to watch talented people bring my character to life the way my audiobook narrator Michael Riffle does with the spoken word.
But in the meantime I'll be happily over here in the corner, writing! Speaking of which, I'm happily optimistic that my new science fiction romance will continue to rock the Top Ten List in Amazon Fantasy Romance (even though the book is scifi somehow the Zon is tracking it in Fantasy - go figure.) A deal at $.99!
Here's the story for the new book:
Saturday, July 4, 2015
I Am Optimism Personified
Posted by Veronica Scott
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.