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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Karma is a bitch...but she teaches fabulous lessons.

Never give up on yourself...
I almost did. I let things get me down, and I felt totally alone and helpless. Pretty silly of me, granted, but I started to feel sorry for myself, and to feel like I was a has-been. Problem with being a has-been is, you had to have been somebody in the first place, in order to now be a has-been. So I thought about that for awhile. Who was I? How can I possibly be a has-been when I have never been anyone special?
I asked my friends for help in sorting things out, and got a veritable landslide of encouragement and love. It took over a year, but with all the positive thoughts and all the people who told me to get off my bloomin' arse and just DO it, I have managed to make a come-back from being a has-been. Still working out that has-been thingy. :P
I recently got back my rights on three books that I had published through a different publisher. I am thankful that I found that publisher, because the books that did not quite "fit" with my primary publisher were grabbed quickly and published over there. They were very good to me, but my books did not do well there, and they were kind enough to let me have them back before the contract was up. It is refreshing and heartwarming to see kindness and ethics in business these days, when there is often so much negativity. Now those three books have a brand new home, are under contract and have another opportunity for success. Perhaps this time around they will be better-received and will do me proud.

I firmly believe that you get back exactly what you cast out into the universe...and I always try my damnedest to send good vibes out wherever possible. If you believe you will succeed, you will succeed...possibly in ways you never imagined. If you believe you will fail, you most assuredly will. Negativity breed negativity. Once I got it back into my skull that I was not a has-been...since I had never been anyone in the first place...things began to move forward again. Once I decided to believe in myself once more, the negativity vanished.

We all go through slumps...but I allowed mine to become a swamp. Nobody can pick you up and drag your sorry butt out of the swamp you create...but they can sure root for you and believe in you. So if you know anyone who desperately needs rooting for and encouragement, please don't hesitate to give it. It will be returned to you tenfold...

Hugs,

Fran Lee


8 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you're bad. Yes, we all go through slumps it's pulling out of them eventually that matters.
    Happy Mother's Day, Honey. Big Hugs.

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    1. You are such a sweetie, Amber. Thanks for your kind words!

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  2. This is such good news Fran!
    Happy Mother's Day. Believe in your dream.
    XXOO Kat

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    1. Hey, girl...you keep sending me those cool, wonderful vibes of yours. :)

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  3. I'm really glad things are looking up, Fran. Your books deserve good homes! Yes, it has been a weird couple of years.

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    1. We have gone through some really interesting times, haven't we? But as long as we keep learning and moving forward, nothing is a waste, and no misstep or mistake I make is all bad...learned a lot from those missteps and mistakes! LOL!

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  4. Fran, your characters and their stories resonate on so many levels.
    Though your groups and blogs, you support and encourage fellow authors.
    You're a mentor and cherished friend!

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    1. Aw, thanks Tessie! You know that I truly appreciate you, don't you?

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