Thursday Thoughts: Universal Journey

I’m not a famous author. At best, I’m mid-list but hey. I sell some books. I get the occasional bit of fan mail. and I’ve made friends of some of my readers. S’all good. But you know what? The Universe has a point. None of us are born famous. Okay. MOST of us aren’t born famous or world-class or celebrated. Sometimes it does matter who you are rather than what you are but that’s a discussion for another day. Today is about journeys.

The one thing all famous authors, world-class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common, Silver, is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.

Yet still, they began their journeys.

You are so poised for greatness,
The Universe
© ®

One day, they’re going to name something big after you, Silver! Like a statue, a college… or a hurricane.

With my luck, it’ll be the hurricane! 🤣🤣🤣 But even hurricanes travel. They have to start somewhere as a small tropical dpression and then they build to a tropical storm and then all the things come together and a hurrican forms. Athletes start by learning to walk. And when they start to run or hit balls or make baskets or throw footballs or ride horses or pick up an epee or a rifle or hockey stick or whatever sport they pursue, they practive. They might have talent but if they don’t work at it, practice, get better, they won’t achieve that world-class status. Singers. Actors. Dancers. They start with a grain of talent and they work their tails off to climb the ladder of success. Sometimes, luck plays a part. Sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes, no matter what we do, we never hit those lofty goals. But you know what? We try. We take our grain of talent and we work to improve on it. We don’t give up. And isn’t that the bottom line? Never give up? Never give in? So i’ll keep writing and maybe, if the Universe is right, I’ll achieve my goal of being on a best-sellers list. If not, no biggie. I’ll have told some amazing stories, shared them with people who enjoyed them and I’ll have left my small mark on the world. That’s nothing to sneeze at my friends. Nothing at all. What journey are you going to start today?


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: Universal Journey

  1. You’re famous to me. What? I already can pick up one of your books at Walmart and show it to people and say with pride “I know her’. =oD Here’s hoping your sales someday match your fame. And my sales someday match yours.

    The only journey I’m starting today is a roadtrip to UPS. I’m still continuing my journey to the end of Cinder Ugly. One day at a time, 20 days in a row now. As I lay in bed last night, I was bombarded with a cascading storm of ideas – some of which I wrote down, others came after I went back to bed and didn’t get written. Gal needs some sleep, eh? (Although, I probably should’ve just gotten up and stayed up, since my brain wasn’t letting me sleep anyway.)

    Here’s to the journey! May our paths take us where we want to go.

    • Silver James says:

      Ugh. I know how you hate to get out and about. And those pesky ideas! LG was asking about that the other day–about all these perfect ideas and sentences and arguments (don’t get me started on his FB life since retiring 🤣 ) and did that ever happen to me. I showed him the pad I keep next to the bed. He eyed the scribbles warily and asked if I could actually read my notes. At which point I burst into gales of laughter. I finally replied, “If I’m lucky.”

      Yuppers, guys and gals need sleep but when the write brain won’t shut up, you might as well get up, do the work, and schedule a nap for later. 😉

  2. Luck does play a role sometimes. Without it, I wonder if I’d ever have gotten selected from the slush pile out of the pool of so many other great talents out there. But since all that is beyond my control, I’ve taken to focusing on what I can, which is to do the work every day. Thanks for sharing this post!

    • Silver James says:

      You’re welcome, Stuart! And thanks for stopping by. Sometimes, it IS luck to get plucked–right story and right editor, but a lot has to do with skill and talent, too! You were lucky enough to be in the right slush pile but you had the talent that made the editor go “ooh!” and keep reading. Here’s to a very successful journey for you! And yes, doing the work every day is the first step. 😉

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