Thursday, March 15, 2012

Author Post: Kathleen Kole

Welcome to another stop on the CLP blog tour for Kathleen Kole's novel Favorable Conditions. I reviewed it earlier in the week and absolutely loved it (you can check out the review here).

Kathleen was kind enough to write a post for Books Etc. that talks a little bit about what made her decide to finally start focusing on her writing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The catalyst to my taking the plunge and paddling toward becoming a published author.

I believe the catalyst that prompted me to finally take the plunge and give this writer/author path a “go” was a simple one:  Timing.  And by that I mean, I’d come to a point in my life where circumstances had lined up in a manner that allowed for the time and attention I would have to give to this journey. 

What were those circumstances?  First, and most importantly, my young family was no longer quite so young.  As a stay-at-home Mom, that was a big deal.  I actually had a solid pocket of my day where I could focus upon my novel/s and not feel I was taking time and attention away from where it was more needed.  Again, a big deal. 

And, second, I believe within that sweet spot of timing I hit a “now or never” moment.  I knew I had the dream to create my own novels and it was time to find out if I could.  I felt I’d had enough life and learning under my belt to have something to say and it was time to find out if the dream was one worth pursuing...  Or time to move on and discover other goals and dreams. 

I’m grateful every day that I gave it a “go” and found out.  Now I’m just traveling the path and enjoying the moments; present minded and present focused. 
A quick thank you, Kaley, for inviting me to add a guest post to your blog.  As well, a smile of gratitude for giving of your time to my latest book/blog tour.  Cheers!

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Thanks for stopping by Books Etc.!