One of the best things about having a blog is being able to be your own marketing/sounding board for your own projects! I rarely do this, but today I want to encourage each of you to stop by any of the following online markets and purchase my first, inspirational, fiction novel, “Enough Time”.
If there were ever a piece of work I could have written that expounds on the idea that redemption exists for ANYONE that seeks it out, “Enough Time” is that piece. I would love to have your support in reading it, sharing details about it with your friends and family, and of course, receiving your personal reviews of the book. It’s an awesome episodic story that touches on real life, hard, situations, but leaves the reader knowing that, they too, can begin again!
Check out the official book trailer directed by Raf Valentino Films and co-produced by me and Raf Valentino.
Not sure if it’s the next good read for you? Click here to read an excerpt.
Also, check out the reviews so far. Several readers are impressed with “Enough Time”…
Until the next posting, I hope you support the book, receive the message, and enjoy it as well!
Keep living passionately, PASSIONISTAS!!!
It’s a brand new week everyone! Yes, it’s also your brand new week to continue on your journey! It’s time to begin again at chipping away at your passion. Come up with a new idea. Define a new tactic for living your passion out loud! You are the author of your happiness and today creates another avenue for that happiness!
Why am I full of inspiring words today? Well, hopefully I’m always full of inspiration here on this blog, but I’m feeling even more motivated today as relates to following passions. I spent this past weekend living out my dream as an author. I was definitely in MY element. As I sat in the crowded room with other talented and unique authors, I felt like it was my first time promoting my book, “Enough Time”. This past year, I’ve done a few book clubs, book festivals/conferences, etc, but each time feels like the first. And I hope that I always have that feeling whenever I’m out doing ME, Author Christin Webb.
The feeling led me to my Facebook ‘Today’s Thought For Life” quote: “There is no reason today can’t be the day you begin following your dreams: AGAIN”. What an awesome feeling to follow your passion and each time feel as though its the first. That’s when you know you’re doing it right. You’re living exactly the way life was intended to feel. Every time I put on my author hat in a public forum, I get the same high again. Every day you have the opportunity to follow your dreams, live your passion(s) out loud! Let today be your awareness of that point and make it happen!
Until you read my posts again, LIVE PASSIONATELY OUT LOUD!
Oh yeah… here are a few pics from the event I participated in, the Black Writers and Book Club Festival!
Hi Readers! It’s Monday and while I could gripe about how much I wish I weren’t at work today, I actually am still on a natural high from my weekend. This weekend I had a chance to live my passion out loud! My book, “Enough Time”, was selected as the August read for the Memphis book club, Nefertiti Literary Guild. I love when people support my passion. The highlight of it all was that I was able to share in their discussion of the book! The group was more than colorful and they definitely read my book inside and out. I loved every moment of it and felt so in my zone…
Check out a few pics below from the awesome event!
And remember —->>> If you find happiness in it, it’s for you to follow…
Until the next post continue LIVING PASSIONATELY OUT LOUD!!!
Have you ever paid attention to how your positive thoughts can even make a sticky situation much easier to handle? Easier said that done, I know, but it’s no less than the truth.
This week I’ve been reading Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind”. It’s a little over a decade old, but many of the teachings within the book reign to be THE TRUTH. It reveals concepts you’ve heard all your life probably, but it definitely made me become more insightful about my thought patterns and how they affected what I did, how I accepted different situations, and the potential for my future. You are what you think and your outcomes follow as such.
So many times in my life, I allowed they way I thought restrict me from moving forward. In one of my previous posts I talked about my defeatist attitude towards being able to self-publish my first novel, “Enough Time”. I literally spent five, almost six years, thinking or anticipating failing at being able to publish, when all the while I just needed to be more positive about the way I viewed the opportunity. Once I changed my thought process, the more I began to speak positivity into publishing my book, the more doors opened and the easier it became.
The point was as simple as, I wasn’t moving forward because I didn’t think forward. Following and living out your passion is no different. To find the trail to living out your passion a little more smooth than it has to be is to believe it can be smooth. Now… I say that not to exclude the potential for challenges to arise, but to know that your thought process will determine how quickly you’re able to jump over those challenges. A more recent example of negative thinking and seeing its outcome was when I had the opportunity to publicly sing for the first time in many years. I’d call singing a sub-passion. I love it, but it takes a back seat when it comes to my writing. There I was two months before my performance pumped about the opportunity, but almost sure I wouldn’t do as well as I wanted to. “You’ve been out of the game so long, you’re going to be a little shaky.” “The other women on the line up are beasts in comparison to you, Christin. They’ve been doing this so long and consistently.” “You shouldn’t even be on the stage with some of the women you’re performing with.” I spoke these negative thoughts to myself and low and behold I didn’t do as well as I could have. I didn’t bomb, but I spoke enough negative energy into the process that it manifested in my performance. When it was all over, I knew what I had done. I’d defeated myself before I even gave myself a chance.
Negativity never fostered good outcomes, but nurtured strongholds. Positivity has and always will reign. Choose it as you continue PASSION LIVING OUT LOUD!
I remember when I first decided I wanted to take my passion for writing to a new level. What was that level? I wanted my writings to be available to a more broad audience. You know, more than just my family and friends. I had a strong desire to share my thoughts and what I felt had become my insights on life and various situations to more than just those that knew me. On a more grand scale, I wanted to share with the world!
Humph… Sounds easier than doing I know. I was under the impression that I didn’t have enough money to share my voice with the world. I spent about two years complaining how hard it would be to publish my novel, “Enough Time”. I spent about three years prior writing it and I spent the next two convincing myself that I couldn’t publish it because I didn’t have enough money. Talk about self-defeat.
Within those two years though, I began opening doors for myself that I wasn’t even aware of. I figured if I couldn’t publish my novel (just yet) I’d at least share my short fiction on the web. Hallelujah for social media and blogs! In 2010, I started my first blog and posted my short fiction. I used it for two things, 1) to share my voice I so desperately wanted to do and 2) to better prepare my craft for the world to see. My blog, “Is It Real?” became my canvas for practicing my craft. And as the years went on, I would say, I got better and better. I gained a small following and more confidence in my work. I even began feeling I could get my work published. I didn’t necessarily have the finances all worked out, but my belief that it could be done increased.
Before I knew it I’d caught the eye of an investor. The investor wasn’t a wealthy person, but they were willing to take a chance on my work. After two years of maintaining my blog a door, not a window, but a door of opportunity appeared. A year later, I was able to publish my first fiction novel, “Enough Time” in print and eBook. Talk about walking in faith. Sometimes our goals may be a bit out of reach at different points in our life, but that doesn’t mean to give up on them. It may just mean taking alternative routes to arrive at their front door. My alternative route was my blog, “Is It Real?” It didn’t cost me a dime, just diligence and time. The entire process of publishing my novel was more than just putting words on paper, securing an editor, re-writing, choosing a publisher, etc. It was a journey to being more faithful about what God has in store. Start walking before you take off on that run. Don’t let your doubts hinder you from living out what is meant for you. Money nor worry nor doubt is more important than creating opportunities for doors to open!