Saturday, July 4, 2015

I Am Optimism Personified

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.... 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:
Meg Antille works long hours on the charter cruise ship Far Horizon so she can send credits home to her family. Working hard to earn a promotion to a better post (and better pay), Meg has no time for romance.
Former Special Forces soldier Red Thomsill only took the berth on the Far Horizon in hopes of getting to know Meg better, but so far she’s kept him at a polite distance. A scheduled stopover on the idyllic beach of a nature preserve planet may be his last chance to impress the girl.
But when one of the passengers is attacked by a wild animal it becomes clear that conditions on the lushly forested Dantaralon aren’t as advertised – the ranger station is deserted, the defensive perimeter is down…and then the Far Horizon’s shuttle abruptly leaves without any of them.
Marooned on the dangerous outback world, romance is the least of their concerns, and yet Meg and Red cannot help being drawn to each other once they see how well they work together. But can they survive long enough to see their romance through? Or will the wild alien planet defeat them, ending their romance and their lives before anything can really begin?
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1 comment:

  1. Oh good. I won't be the only one showing up in a movie about her own book. :D