Cover Reveal! “Stolen Gypsy”

I love to share Lizzie’s work. She’s the best. I’ve read everything she writes and this is a steal at $.99 cents pre-order. Can’t wait!

Between the Beats

stolen_gypsy_321 My new book, Stolen Gypsy, will be available for pre-order on April 15th, 2018. The cost will be $.99 for THREE DAYS ONLY during the pre-order period. I did a great deal of research when writing this one; gypsies, drug cartels, and the Witness Protection Program. It was a challenge to incorporate some diverse subjects into one cohesive story.

The cover is designed by Rachel Bostwick. She has created all my book covers, and I can’t think of anyone whose work delights me more. She has the ability to “get me”, even when I’m not sure where I’m going. You can find her on Fiverr.

“Her parents are dead. The government has failed her. Now she doesn’t even know who she is. Terza Blackstone is rescued by handsome Irishman, Tristan Devlin, and that begins the search for her true identity. When everything you thought…

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FAILURE

This is a perfect complement to my blog with quotes from Paulo Coelho. Thanks so much, WEBB Wisdom

Webb Wisdom

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street (Zig Ziglar).  Many people (myself included) have quit in the face of a failure as if that was the end of it.  It really wasn’t the end–it was only an out of the way path which could have still led to ultimate success.  The difference between succeeding and failing is the willingness to keep trying.  As long was we don’t give up we have not failed–we are just still in the process of succeeding.  Learning from failure can led to improvements and knowledge that will ultimately unlock the door to accomplishment.  Very few things are accomplished on the first attempt.  Most things do take practice and some trial and error learning. I am the master of trial and error learning as it seems much of my lessons have been learned the hard way.  While I do admit I’ve given up prematurely on…

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21 inspiring Paulo Coelho Quotes for Entrepreneurs

 

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Paulo Coelho, the Brazilian lyricist and novelist is best known for his widely translated novel The Alchemist. A successful writer with the highest number of social media followers reaching over 29.5 million fans through his Facebook page and 12.2 million followers on Twitter, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.
Check out these inspiring quotes from his Blog which will motivate and keep you going steady in your entrepreneurial journey! We start with this quote.
“Fortunate are those who take the first Steps.”
So pat yourself on the back and move forward with your new idea and start the journey!
 
Believe in your Dreams
 “People are capable at any time in their lives of doing what they dream of.”
“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.”
“You are what you believe yourself to be.”
“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
And
“Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.”
When you Fail
“Never give up.”
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”
“Don’t give in to your fears, if you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.”
Keep the positivity Flowing
“When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.”
“If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: never lie to yourself.”
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
It’s not an easy Journey
“Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.”
“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.”
“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
Take that Risk
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
“A life without cause is a life without Effect.”
In those many moments of ups and downs where you have been told that it’s too risky or it’s not worth all the trouble & money keep fighting for your dream  because if you :
“Fight for your dreams and your dreams will fight for you.”
“If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine: it is lethal.”
re-blogged from Paul Coehlo Blog

Who is That Child

 

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who is that child

by your side

who is that child

 

is he the one I always wanted

is he the love part of you living on

born of another

         your love child

 

I want to know your son

I want to hold him close

I want to see how you would be

un-jaded

         un-afraid

         un-aware

before life got in the way

and made you say

that love

doesn’t exist

 

I miss you

I miss watching you breathe

the way you slept

your naked body, your damaged soul,

your tenderness when you forgot to hide the smile

that once made me whole

 

                   that look

 

the words you could never find

the love that poured from your eyes

straight into my shattered heart

 

who is that child

that walks like you

 

may I hold his tiny fingers in my hand?

 

© Love Rehab, Lynda Filler

LOVE REHAB COMPLETE

Keep on going

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Whatever your dreams and goals, keep on going.

When I started my author business in the summer of 2015, I had no idea it would grow to 14 publications in 4 genres, Poetry, Action Novellas, Contemporary Fiction, and Memoir. I have at least six more books occupying space in my mind and my heart. How will I ever have the time to get it all done?

I’m sure I’m not the only author, business person, entrepreneur, artist, student, or mother, asking herself this same question. How do we find the time to get it all done? And furthermore, how to do we handle the failure of not getting it all done?

I know Mark Zuckerberg is not a great name this week to bring into the conversation on Success, but in a way, he represents the reality of the journey to success. It will never ever be a straight upward line. There will always be ups and downs, goals reached, others not, disappointments and wins. That’s life.

So this month I set the sales bar for my books higher yet again. No, I didn’t quite make it–off by 5%–but it was my best month ever since I started monitoring my journey. One of my goals though was to have one or all of my JET books in the top twenty at Amazon. JET-Reborn hit #12! So goal achieved. Goals need to be measurable and we need to be accountable for them to be goals. So last summer I started being more organized about how I was going to reach where I knew I wanted to go. It’s been fun. And no matter whether I reach the monthly goal or not, I set the bar higher each month. And I keep on going.

Let me share Mark’s list from Evan Carmichael  

The top 10 rules of success by Mark Zuckerberg.

  1. JUST START
  2. TAKE RISKS
  3. KEEP ON GOING
  4. BE PREPARED TO BE MISUNDERSTOOD
  5. HAVE HEROES
  6. DELIVER VALUE
  7. WORK IN A TEAM
  8. BELIEVE IN YOUR MISSION
  9. HELP OTHERS TO FIND THEIR PURPOSE
  10. REMEMBER WHERE YOU STARTED.

I have two favorites. One, Keep on Going…even in LOVE The Beat Goes On I quote The Little Engine That Could. If you don’t know that children’s book, look it up! And the second is Believe in your Mission. I would go a step further and say, write out your own personal mission statement. What are you trying to achieve, why, and how. It will help to keep your eye on the prize, to keep you focused on your goals.

Have an amazing week and whatever you do, do it with #LOVE and #PASSION.

 

 

God, do you hear me?

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Full Circle

 

and so we have come

full circle

a young woman

alone with her dreams

her heart full

a desire to serve

faith in following

in knowing

without needing understanding

 

and yet

feelings unanswered

humility sought

never found

never truly accepted

left yearning for life

for love

for a man

she has yet to meet

 

and it seemed

not enough

to sacrifice a father

and then a lover

to wars, she refused to acknowledge

but now

we’ve come full circle

You keep winning

and I keep losing

 

I’m keeping score

three times

you’re out

 

Full Circle, I (Spy) Love, © Lynda Filler