Taking a break from the normal (sort of)

Psst! No one’s entered the contest mentioned in last week’s blog! Recommend you go do that, because odds are REALLY good right now! Currently, Solstice is holding the #1 position, and ‘Fin’s Magic’ is in #4! If they BOTH win, I’ll select two winners!

Solstice voting link: http://critters.org/predpoll/ebookpublisher.shtml

‘Fin’s Magic’ voting link: http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml

Don’t forget to click on the link in the email to confirm your vote! It won’t count unless you do!

Also…my HeadTalker campaign ends tonight and I’m still shy 5 supporters! Please, if you can, lend your aid and let’s get a last ditch rally for votes! https://headtalker.com/campaigns/fins-magic/

Now, today, I’m going to ramble a bit. And not about books or publishing. But about football.

I’m a nearly lifelong Washington State resident. I remember (yes, I’m that old) the first time the Seattle Seahawks took the field. I’ve suffered through the losing seasons. And there’s been a lot of them. The last three, though. This is a time to be a football fan living in Seattle.

I throw skittles at my husband every time Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown.

I stood in crippling cold to catch a glimpse of the victory parade last February. A parade that saw more people lining the route than live in Seattle year round.

I’ve toured the stadium. Heard the roar of the 12th Man as I drove past the stadium. Watched the 12th Man flag be raised.

But I’ve never been to a game.

It’s one of the few dreams I have in relation to my books. That one day I’ll get a call from their publicity office, asking me if I’d like to raise that flag. That word of an international best selling author lives in Seattle Suburbia, and is a dedicated fan. Someone who didn’t just start watching when they got good. But has been there for the years of struggle it took to get to where we’re poised for back to back SuperBowl wins.

Russell Wilson has been quoted quite a bit for the phrase, “Why not us?”. And he has the best attitude I can imagine. It’s not about waiting for the opportunity to be handed to you. But doing the work, spending the hours, and making something you want come true. Be it a SuperBowl ring on your finger or a publishing contract in your hand.

Dreamers dream. Winners work.


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