The 10 lessons I learned from being an Author . . .
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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Review of “ACCENDO” Book 3 of “THE LIGHT-BEARER SERIES” by Kim at Purplerose123 Book Review Blog
This is an unsolicited review
April 27, 2014 – LONG OVER DUE!!!
Lots of love, Emily
Just have Faith:
Third book in
“The Light-Bearer Series”
by Emily Guido
This review is hard, as this is the third book in this series and I have many emotional ups and downs, especially in this book.
I’ve come to know and love the characters because the author has done a outstanding job with describing them and their personalities.
I’ve wondered what was going on even when I wasn’t reading.
If you were reading my reviews or read the series, you know the egotistic stupidness of the men.
They went to battle with the Elder Counsel and got defeated just as Charmeine predicated they would.
They had to retreat with one family member dead and Charmeine barley holding onto life.
Tabbruis was beside his self for not believing in his wife and queen.
Will Charmeine stay in Heaven or return to earth to stand beside her husband and family to defeat the Elder counsel?
The Elder Counsel still didn’t have what they wanted, Charmeine.
Dimitri, Tabbruis and the rest of the family knew they’d come after them.
It took a couple of months for Charmeine to come out of it. In that time Tabbruis learned a lot about their relationship and how it came about.
Will the gentlemen listen to Charmeine for the next battle?
Can Charmeine ever forgive Tabbruis as a husband and protector?
Will they defeat the counsel and have their entire family returned to them?
Will they have faith in their queen of Light Bearers and Blood Hunters?
It’s all in this book and so much more. The books flow from one to the other effortlessly.
A surprise ending had me crying out for another book in this series.
My time has come to a end with Charmeine, Tabbruis, Shane, Thomas, Dimitri, Neal and Sandra.
Read this series, you’ll know what I mean. “Mactus” my LightBearers & BloodHunters!
COMING SOON FROM PDMI PUBLISHING….
The Fourth Novel
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