Monday, January 14, 2013

A Guest blog with Wenona Hulsey

As a writer sometimes I find myself stopping and taking stock of my life. When I look back to those confusing and sometimes dark days of my teen years I'm proud of who I've became. I remember being a 14 year old girl who spent her day high up an Oak tree in my front yard with a book. I would stretch out on a swaying limb for hours reading and day dreaming about writing my own magical adventures. I imagined what it would be like to someday have someone be inspired to write after reading my words. To have the world say, "Wow! That came out of that shy little southern girl from a town with one red light?" But that seemed like it would only ever be a fantasy for me as my path in life pulled me farther and farther from my love of reading and writing. Life moved so fast for me. In a blink of an eye I was wearing the shimmering "Class of '96" tassel of a high school grad at almost the same time I donned the role of wife and mother. Then fast-forward fifteen years to a woman who was the divorced mother of two with a dead-end job and no more dreams for herself. I was stuck, living in a rut, and I felt like outside of being a mom to my beautiful children, I wasn't grabbing onto the point of life. I worked, I came home, I cleaned and spent time with my kids then I would do the same exact thing the next day. Life seemed perpetual and static for me. There was an empty hole in my life that had appeared years ago and I didn't know how to fill it. But, like all great dreams, that childhood fantasy of mine slowly crept back into my head and rolled around and around. Eventually I said, "Why the heck can't I write a book? Am I any less worthy than the next person with a dream?" And now, as I write this post, I have my fourth book open in a separate document just waiting for me to write the next chapter. Every day I march to work, I come home, I clean and spend time with my wonderful family, and then…I write. I write because it makes me happy—because creating my own magical worlds makes my soul happy and I write because I deserve to make my dreams a reality. If I could leave you all with one word of advice I would say "Don't let life pass you by. You deserve to have your heart's desire. Dreams are meant to be goals for your life so go out there and live your dream." I'd love to hear from you! Are you living your dream? What's holding you back? Leave your thoughts in a comment below or connect with me out in the social world. If you want more info on where to find my works all the buy links and the reading order to my Blood Burden Series can be found in one place on my website by using this link: BIO Author Wenona Hulsey spends her time scaling roof tops, kicking bad guy tail and rescuing small kittens from tree tops. But during the time when she isn’t asleep, she’s a mother of two beautiful children and works a full time day job. She lives vicariously through great stories and writes epic fantasy/paranormal romance books in her spare time. She is also an avid social networker, who loves to meet new people. You can friend her on Twitter!/WenonaHulsey, like her on Facebook or follow along on her Blog Wenona Hulsey Author, Contemporary Romance & Epic Fantasy!/wenonahulsey!/wenonahulsey I want to thank Wenona for sharing about herself. Please check out her work and share.

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