What if…I’m fooling myself?

God, am I an idiot or what? I’m 56years of age and giving up hours every night to study online creative writing courses. Isn’t this the time when we baby-boomers are supposed to be living on easy street and relaxing? But, ever since I was in the womb, I’d been a rebel with a cause. Afterall, Bryce Courtney didn’t start his writing career until he was about 56, so damn it, so could I.

Having never been adverse to hard work, I reaffirmed my decision. Yes, a published author for me! I was not fooling myself. I had another 30 good years left in me. I can do this! So for the next year or more, I spent every minute (when I wasn’t engaged in my money-earning capacity i.e. my ordinary work life), reading, writing, learning and submitting assignments.
And you know what? My brain, which had previously been getting a little fuzzy and forgetful around the edges, kicked back in with vengeance. With renewed spirit and intelligence, I began to feel more alive than I’d felt for some time. I was on track. Published author, here I come.
When was the last time you stuck at something no matter what?
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Insight … Choose life-affirming decisions rather than listen to disempowering doubts

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For readers of contemporary fiction, Diane Demetre is a fresh, passionate voice in storytelling. She is an award-winning author of genre-busting romance novels with a twist. Her dramatic flair, sense of place and evocative style create an entertaining escape for her readers. Diane’s works feature empowered heroines who live life to the fullest on their terms, much like the author herself.

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