1. Be KIND . . .
If I am not kind, then I should expect to be treated badly. It may not be today… but it may be a time when I really need it.
2. Don’t be HAUGHTY . . .
I am the first person to say that I am not the expert in anything.
3. Read other Author’s work without an AGENDA . . .
No one in the world wants to be pre-judged. You have a genre that you feel comfortable with, that’s great. However, branch out and test the waters with other genres without any judgement. You will be happy you did!
4. Always read a book from COVER to COVER . . .
If you talk to a person, you don’t walk away during mid-sentence – that would be rude. Don’t do that to your fellow Authors!
5. Be good to YOURSELF . . .
You are important, if your brain isn’t rested and happy, then your work will be compromised. Use common sense. Take care of your best resource . . . yourself!
6. Take time for WRITING . . .
Shut out the world and sit down to write. It doesn’t take much time, if you are centered. I use earphones and listen to music. You may find sitting outside on your porch works or getting up in the middle of night? Find your niche.
7. Don’t get trapped into thinking every word that is written has to be PERFECT . . .
Perfection doesn’t exist. I have no doubt that every great Author has to re-write and/or edit. Don’t let your creativity be stifled by perfection.
8. You have to be ENGAGED . . .
You need to educate yourself thoroughly about Social Media, and you can’t be afraid to put yourself and your work out there with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.
9. BREATHE. . .
Rome wasn’t built in day, and neither is a career. You have to work, put in your dues and take your time. Don’t rush yourself. Know that being an Author is hard work. Give yourself time and relax to enjoy life.
10. This is the most important lesson I have learned . . . Karma is a Bitch!
It seems my first rule is like my 10th . . . huh . . . could be something to that, you know? If you review, write or act like your work is perfect, you are wrong! No one is perfect, and Karma will turn around bite you in the butt. Maybe it will be a chance of a lifetime that you will miss. All my fortunate circumstances have come from being humble and paying it forward.
Enjoy this song, it’s one that I listen to a lot when I work . . .
It is unbelievably accurate!
Lots of love, Emily
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Almost before I could walk, my Mother taught me I wasn’t better than anyone else, period. As I wrote this passage, I could remember the newscaster saying Martin Luther King had died, Pope John was shot, or Nelson Mandela was still imprisoned. Injudicious prejudice. However, I wanted The Light-Bearer Series to reflect my mother’s philosophy . . . respect others like yourself.
Lots of love, Emily
The Elder Temple Guards brought in a beautiful young man whose light and life radiated throughout the stone building. The man’s hands were tied behind his back, his face was distorted from beatings and his neck had been ripped open by a Blood-Hunter’s fangs.
Tabbruis wanted to instantly help the man.
Dmitri gripped his arm firmly whispering very softly as others around them could not hear, “You cannot help this man, to do so would mean your death too.”
“Who or what is this man? He gives off a light like the sun. Is he a Light-Bearer?”
Tabbruis felt empathy for the condemned Light-Bearer and became angry.
“Light-Bearers are our opposites. Their mission from God is to eradicate us as our mission from the Elder Council is to eradicate them. The Elders believe the Earth is ours and not to be shared. You know and understand I do not share their beliefs, Tabbruis.”
“I do not either. The Earth can be shared as long as we let the humans live in peace. But Dmitri, we should help the Light-Bearer escape.”
“Hold on and think . . . we would condemn ourselves at the first step we take to the Altar of Judgment. There is a Prophecy the Elder Council will come to justice.” Dmitri exhaled and looked very angry.
“Listen, Tabbruis, if I would have known of this man’s captivity beforehand, we could have covertly helped him escape without revealing our identities. Over the years I have helped many prisoners escape. Even though my heart breaks for this Light-Bearer, we cannot save him. Once they know of our covert treachery, we will surely die. If we are dead, how will the next condemned Light-Bearer or Blood-Hunter escape?”
Tabbruis felt disgust and hatred towards the Elder Council and began to understand Dmitri’s deep revulsion and abhorrence to them.
“Also, remember each species is repellent of the other. The Light-Bearers believe the light cannot have dark, and the Blood-Hunters believe the dark cannot have light!”
Thoughts of injudicious prejudice crashed on Tabbruis’ soul, Light cannot have dark, and the dark cannot have light.
This video reminds me of the gifts I have been given and to share . . .
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