Thursday Thoughts: Following the Universe’s Heart

I’ve done a lot of things in my life. Of course, when you’re older than dirt, that’s sort of expected. Still, I can’t count on one hand the number of careers I’ve had. Not sure that’s a good thing but it’s worked for me. Hard to get bored when you change fields periodically. A lot of my careers haven’t been all that…traditional. As a result, I was contacted by a PR dude from Harper Collins because they want to feature some Harlequin authors who had crazy jobs before they became romance authors. We’ve been emailing back and forth and I’ve been told there might even be a video, which would be totally awesome! Anyway, my current career–romance novelist–sort of came out of left field. Oh, I always had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to write novels but romance? Yet here I am, loving every minute of what I do. Mostly. Sometimes the characters and/or plot refuse to work with me.

Today’s wisdom from the Universe pretty much covers the bases. First off, it asks, “What if?” This is a novelist’s go-to question. And I’ve already mentioned the whole left field thing. At the same time, I’ve enjoyed all my other careers. Mostly. And the things I learned, the lifetimes I lived all gave me the basis to create the characters and stories in my imagination–to give them not only life but realness too. This is a good time of year to look back at what we’ve done with our lives and where we want to go…

What if, Silver, your greatest success in this lifetime is to come from a completely unexpected field?

And it will be made possible because you followed your heart in all of the expected fields?

Have you considered that?

It’s all for you,
The Universe
© ®

Follow your heart, Silver, no matter what.

I’ll continue to follow my heart. What about you?

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Following the Universe’s Heart

  1. I sat down once and counted all the jobs I’d had and I think it was something like 30 by the time I was 30. Not careers, per se, but just ‘they paid me to do stuff’ jobs. If I add in the jobs since then, it’s like 37. Everything from picking fruit and washing dogs to manufacturers’ rep and executive secretary. Actual careers? Four – computer support, sales, secretarial, writing. Most of those were ‘follow the money’ jobs. Writing is following my heart. (Cuz, lord knows, there ain’t much money to follow. The best bloodhound would have a tough time following that trail. LOL)

    • Silver James says:

      I need to find a pack of bloodhounds. 😆 But I AM following my heart so there’s that. Despite the worries and frets and the hits to the ego, I still wake up most mornings with more ideas than I can write stories about and that makes me smile. Now if I could just get people to spend money to BUY the books I write. *shrug*

      • I think you’re amazing. If I think about how bad sales are, I freeze and can’t write. The only way I get around it is to not think about it. But I’ve only sold like 4 books this month, so it’s kind of hard not to think about it.

        Look at it this way… Every sale is to a person of superior taste. ;o)

        • Silver James says:

          I’ve sold 18. It’s disheartening. Especially when the KENP pages read is also depressed. $h!+ happens. Maybe as the economy improves, things will change. Or I’ll win the lottery. I need about $10K so I can do some audio books. That’s a market I want to tap into but need upfront money to do it. And yes. The people who read our books definitely have superior taste!

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