Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today is my birthday and as I reflect on what I wanted to be when I grew up

Today is my umpti-smurgilicious Birthday! As I look in the mirror and get the reflection back of who I have become and recall what I wanted to become, I must say I am rather satisfied with the picture.
No, I am not going anywhere. I am DAMN healthy. Couldn't kill me with an axe, as my father used to say of my mother's superb health.
But birthdays do offer one pause to reflect.
So here is a list of what I have not yet accomplished, but wanted to:

  • no NYT list

  • no fortune

  • not really even 3 minutes of fame coming my way.
BUT, here's what I do have (and something tells me there is not enough space here to list all those things I really should):
  • lots of awards for my writing

  • many placements in Book Clubs

  • enough $$$ earned writing to send our kids through private high school and college

  • a legacy to them of loving books, the written word and great movies

  • a respect by them for art in all forms

  • a desire by them to be artists...while coping with the necessity to be corporate good boys and girls

  • my acquisition of so many friends who love books and the written word, whether they themselves are writers or not

  • my wonderful marriage of many decades to a man whose support I valued for my decision to NOT be an eternal corporate person
  • my love of what I do every day and an endless supply of ideas to

  • the ability to earn money at it

  • the joy of creating

  • the joy of being what I know I was meant to be when I came here...so many years ago!

And the cover at the top? My new release FOR HER HONOUR at http://www.total-e-bound.com/ , the second in the SWORDS OF PASSION series about 3 Crusaders who fight for their lives and their loves in the reign of King John of England. Scrumptious cover, yes?


Amber Skyze said...

I'd say you're one lucky person. Blessed in so many ways. Happy Birthday!

Delicious Romance From Cerise DeLand said...

Thank you!!!
Having cake and eating it too!

Fran Lee said...

Happy late birthday...and congrats on the many awards for your writing. I have yet to win anything (except that jump rope at Shirley Gaughin's party when I was 7).

Anny Cook said...

Happy Belated Birthday! And many, many more!