When I reflect on this past year, I’m imbued with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I have so much to be grateful for, and when I count it all up, it surpasses 2014. I have a loving God, my health, a wonderful husband, a great place to live, an income, a passion, and family and friends who love me, and so much more.
On the career front, this time ten years ago, I was vacillating over whether or not to self-publish my debut novel, Daughter Denied. I couldn’t pay an agent to represent me. Daughter Denied was self-published in 2008 and within the past year, I acquired literary representation, have written five novels, three of which have been published. I became a recipient of the Jesse Redmon Fauset Fiction Literary award for my indie novel, Four Ladies Only, and I’ve had several novels on Amazon’s bestsellers list. In October, my play Sacrificing Simone opened to sold out audiences, and in November I completed a new novel in a new genre—new adult literary suspense. My fan base is growing and my book sales are steadily increasing. I have a lot to thank God for!
As 2015 looms on the horizon, I am bracing myself to fulfil more of my dreams. I’m visualizing having a novel on the New York Time’s bestsellers list, one or more books optioned for the big screen, and a national book tour. Yes, those are lofty dreams, but I believe in colossal dreams.
What has 2014 been like for you? Do you feel blessed, thankful, grateful? What are you visualizing for your life in 2015? With chaos and uncertainty all around us, it’s nice to know that we still have the power of imagination; we have the power to create our own worlds. Once you have painted that picture in your mind and you mediate on it, invariably and supernaturally you will be guided in such a way that you will play a part in it coming to fruition.
Happy Giving Thanks!