…here’s a smashing piece from a special pal, Authoress, Phyllis Moore… she writes great stories …and her own story is also worth reading…enjoy…
I’m a full Time Indie Author
I’m going to start with a short story that I wrote:
Grandma’s 90th birthday was supposed to be a surprise. Almost ninety children, grand children, and great-grand children were in attendance from around the world.
Just before she was to cut the cake, the overhead plate glass window suddenly shattered.
Teddy was home on leave and had come to declare his love. Even though he was not invited to the party, he was determined to make his feelings known in such a way that his love could not be denied.
He parachuted out of a plane, dropped through the plate glass, disconnected himself from the parachute, pulled out the engagement ring, and called, “Lorelei.”
He looked around expectantly. She did not appear. He called again, “Lorelei.” But no one came forth.
To his embarrassment, he was at the wrong party.
Ever plan your life only for it not to turn out the way you expected?
When I was young, I wanted to get married and have seven children. God laughed and said I’d be bored.
In high school I wanted to be an actress and drama teacher. In college, I wanted to be a professional artist. I graduated in graphic design.
I’ve lived on all four edges of the US of America. I was born in Louisiana, I grew up in California, went back to Louisiana, spent a summer in Cape Cod. I moved to Houston, Texas; Pueblo, Colorado; Kemmerer, Wyoming; East Millinocket, Maine, and finally St Paul, Minnesota.
I’ve worked as a store clerk, a college librarian, a draftsman for oil companies, a newspaper reporter, a graphic designer, and have delivered auto parts. It’s not been a boring life.
Last fall, I self-published my first science fiction novel, Pegasus Colony, and am now a full-time author.
I really didn’t want to quit my job for two reasons; I liked my job and had fun doing it, but I live alone. I was afraid if I stayed home all by myself, I might become depressed, or at the very least, stale, both of which are creativity killers.
I had a re-occurring injury, which forced me to quit.
I spent a month on the couch recovering. Then I spent the next 12 weeks in physical therapy. I’m all-better now, but instead of going back to work, I decided to become a full-time author, work on the second book and market my first book.
As I was finally able to get off the couch and out of my apartment and finished with physical therapy, I decided that I would not stay at home by myself.
So I’ve made a point to do things with friends such as go to lunch or a movie. A couple of Saturdays ago, I went to a photographic workshop with a friend. After which the group went on a 3-hour, 6-mile hike to practice what we learned in the workshop.
I also decided to meet new people. I joined Meetup.com, a web page that lists social groups in the area, such as book clubs, biking, wine tasting and all kinds of other outings. From Meetup I joined a couple of walking groups and two photographic groups.
I joined Toastmasters because as an author, I plan to do public speaking.
I’m a full-time author. I’m not becoming stale, I’m not headed for depression and my creativity has not stalled. I just finished the second book of my trilogy, Storm’s Coming. Now I need to polish it and make it ready for publication.
I have a blog where I post short stories and photographs. From there I have virtual friends to keep up with. With the help of my blog and Facebook, I’m using social media to market my book.
Most importantly, I’m having a great time. Life did not turn out the way I planned, but I’m not bored.
I’m a full time Indie author and have just published my first science fiction novel, Pegasus Colony. It’s available as a paperback and ebook.
About Pegasus Colony:
A MISSION TWICE DOOMED …
Three hundred and eighteen years ago, World Space Coalition sent three ships to establish Earth’s first galactic colony — on the planet Akiane in the Pegasus Constellation. They were never heard from again.
Now, a radio technician has discovered the colony survived.
But those of Akiane want nothing to do with Earth. Everything they have accomplished they did without Earth’s help.
The colony was supposed to be WSC’s greatest achievement, and it is determined to reclaim the planet and its people as its own.
WSC Space Force has ordered Lt. Jessica M. Hewitt to negotiate with the rogue colony. There’s a lot riding on her; if she succeeds, her name will go into history as a hero.
If she fails to convince the people of Akiane that they are a colony, history will see her as responsible for WSC’s first military galactic takeover.
Jessica is ill equipped for the task. She has no idea why she was chosen. She doesn’t realize that before she can reunite the two worlds, she’s going to have to settle with her own demons first.
So far, her demons are winning.
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…there yeez have it, Lads and Lassies of Blog Land… Phyllis Moore, an authoress, who’s driving her own karma… and we’re all part of her writing destiny…and our own…
..thank you, m’Lady, Phyllis for gracing my blog with your Guest Post today …
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