Welcome to Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles!
There’s something to be said for determination and perseverance. I am living, breathing proof of that. I think it actually all boils down to attitude! Like when you buy a smart-phone. A teenager sees the newest phone out there with all the bells and whistles, apps and widgets, buttons and gizmos and says, “this totally rocks!” Whereas, a tech-virgin like myself sees one of these beasts and panics saying, “how in the hell am I going to learn how to use this?” See, it’s all about attitude.
Over the last eighteen months, I have had a complete attitude adjustment. If you dream it, put in the work, do the research, and combine all of that with sheer determination and perseverance…you can do anything! I know this to be true because I started out with a pen and paper (literally–I bought a computer months later) and a story, and now, I’m about to launch my first novel, My Prison Without Bars…The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal.
Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius! ~Georges-Louis Leclere
I have learned so much over the last year and a half from authors and bloggers more than willing to share their knowledge and expertise, to guide new writers through the mazes of the publishing industry….for free! So now, I want to do my part to help others. I do not presume to be an expert by any means, but I have done quite a bit of research over the last year. I have stumbled and fallen several times–cried and told myself I couldn’t do this…it’s too hard! But I did it anyway! And so can you!
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Just a thought…encompasses my journey through the jungle of self-publishing. I want to offer websites, blog sites, self-pub and standard pub sites, links to editing and better utilization of social networking, etc…that hopefully will guide others toward and easier path than I had. Essentially, guide you toward help. Just a doodle…is a place to rant (occasionally) or post a great read, movie, video, or song…or just a place to chat.
It’s not about the destination…it’s about the journey that get’s you there. ~Author unknown.
So again, I say welcome to Taylor-Made Thoughts & Doodles. You can subscribe or just visit now and then. Thank you in advance for being a part of this journey.
~Taylor~ The rest of my life will be the best of my life