Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy Anniversary To Me!

Happy Anniversary To Me!

One year ago today, I received THE CALL from HARLEQUIN® AMERICAN ROMANCE® Senior Editor, Kathleen Scheibling—at 10:02 AM to be exact. My life changed instantly and it’s been a whirlwind year ever since.

My debut book, BETTING ON TEXAS released this month. HOME TO THE COWBOY releases in August and I am currently wrapping up LEGACY OF A LONE STAR, due on my editor’s desk Monday morning.

Many exciting projects are planned for the upcoming year. I'm going to take a few risks and see where they lead. In this industry, there’s no limit to your imagination. You can create small towns, big cities, new worlds—the pen is the most powerful tool in the world. Everything starts with a thought, and as authors, we turn those thoughts into realities.

I love my job. It’s a dream come true and I can’t say that enough. Every day I wake up saying, "I did it!" My wish for everyone over the next twelve months is to live your dreams. Let nothing hold you back from doing what you love. You have the power—it’s within all of us. Reach for it, grab it and do it! Make no apologies for those dreams, because I sure don’t.

Life is too short. I realized that almost two years ago when I lost a very dear friend to cancer. I vowed that day to do everything I could with whatever time I have on this earth.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME – Tomorrow I want to celebrate your anniversary—of anything you do—make today the first day. I have faith in you…have faith in yourself and as Walt Disney said—If you can dream it, you can do it.

So tell me...what we will celebrate of yours tomorrow? Don’t be shy, don’t be afraid—start simple with a one-day goal—start writing that movie script you've always wanted to write, sign up for the piano lessons you've always wanted to take—take that first step towards your dream and tomorrow we'll celebrate together.

Now go do it! :)

Peace, love and paws,

Amanda Renee
Betting on Texas (March 2013)
Home to the Cowboy (August 2013)
Legacy of a Lone Star (Early 2014)


Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Happy Anniversary, Amanda.

I love your cover and I see Jesse is getting a lot of votes on the eharlequin Date, Ditch or Marry poll.

Amanda Renée said...

Thank you! Jesse seems to be the fan fav! He's gruff, sexy and 100% Texas cowboy.

Laney4 said...

I will celebrate friendship/good times by working on my scrapbooks again (as I haven't touched them since June/12 and am only up to 1992 so far). (Time is ticking.)
Congrats on your anniversary. I too am "living the dream", as I decided in my early teens to get a job where I could later work from home when children entered my life (and this has worked out very well for me and my family).
I was born with a hole in my heart back in the fifties and wasn't expected to live (surprise!), so I too appreciate each and every day I'm blessed to be on this earth.

Amanda Renée said...

Laney - Thank you! And Congrats to you for living your dream! I expect to hear about those scrapbooks tomorrow and we will celebrate day 1 :)

linda s said...

Congratulations. So wonderful to see your career zooming along.

Anonymous said...

from MarcieR

Not sure what I'll be celebrating tomorrow.

But Amazon did deliver your book to me yesterday!

Amanda Renée said...

Marcie - I hope you enjoy reading it! We'll find something to celebrate today :)

Amanda Renée said...

Linda - Thank you!

Coyote Quilts said...

Amanda, Congrats on the anniversary and you really came through with a winner! I picked up my book from the post office yesterday and of course I couldn't put it down until I was DONE! Now I can't wait for your other books come out. Keep up the great work!

Amanda Renée said...

Thank you!!! You just made my day!!