30189585_sMany people have asked me how I have been able to write my Shadow Realm series while raising two children and caring for my husband.

My initial goal was just to put my stories on paper. After several months of telling stories to my children they asked for a book of the stories that they could hold and read over and over. Of course, these were just made up stories I created while we waited, sometimes for hours, during my husband’s medical treatments and surgeries.

But their desire for a book to hold was what spurred me on to create something for them, perhaps a book that I could copy at the local office supply store. Working on this goal helped us all think about something other than the real life health concerns; it was perhaps a distraction; an escape from the pain we were experiencing.

We have to press on; giving up is never an option. I do wonder where the strength comes from but my husband and I have a strong faith and we know that God is with us, helping us through each circumstance. And we need to do our part.

Focusing on a dream; whether it is writing or drawing or helping others through a charitable organization is a great way to generate positive energy that helps not only yourself but those around you.

They say that laughter is the best medicine. I think it has something to do with the positive nature of humor and also its ability to take us out of our current circumstance and help us think of something else.

Working toward your dreams has the same benefit. And who knows what will happen? As I said, I just wanted a printed copy of my stories for my children and now I have a book series published and available on Amazon. I never would have imagined it possible but now that I have started with the publishing process, I will continue. And hopefully my stories will help take readers out of their circumstance for a little while and focus on Selena Goodwin and her adventures.

My other dream is to be a source of encouragement to others and so if you are going through a hard time in your life and want to talk or have questions about how positive energy can help you power through; contact me on my Facebook page.

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