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New Year – No Compromise

2016 has been a devastating year for many people, including myself. I almost went off the deep end due to certain events. But being the strong woman I am, I picked myself up and started moving ahead, determined to succeed.

I want to tell all my detractors that I will not compromise on my integrity, nor will I back away from what I believe to be right. There are those that will want me compromise on what I believe to be true, and I will not. I will not lie, nor will I lower myself to the level in which you want to drag me. I have had enough!

I cried peace because I wish to move ahead, but remaining silent does not mean I have given up my right. Therefore, for those who seek hold me back, too bad, I've already stepped ahead.

Don't waste your time on old grudges. In a few days, it will be a new year. Let's move past the old and step into the new. I will not be looking back, rehashing old battles. I will be getting to a place where I can become the author I need to be, regardless of those who want to stop me. Please do the same. I have reinvented myself and I urge those who are stuck on the past to do so as well.

I urge you my friends and those who are not, get past the old and step into the new. Let sleeping dogs lie, because that dog you see resting, may be a lion in disguise.

I want to be left in peace to fulfill my dreams. Though my trust is shattered and my confidence slipped a bit, I am determined to be a better person. I will not waste my energies going back. I will spend my time perfecting my brand, making money and becoming the author I have always wanted to be.

It's always amazing that people will hurt you and never say sorry, but when they feel wronged they make demands. Don't be the person who cannot say sorry for hurting someone. Be that person who can look into himself and accept responsibility for his own actions.

There is an Indian drama called The Promise which airs on my local television station. It's about a couple who were married for 12 years, living happily, until the man's college girlfriend showed up and seduced him. Being his first love, he believed her to be his true love, given that his marriage was an arranged one. He walked out of his home, but soon realized how jealous he was of other men wanting his wife. He also soon realized that he loved his wife and not this girl. The girl soon realized the man she so desperately wanted loved his wife and not her. She did everything in her power to destroy this woman, including trying to kill her but ended up killing the man. Ten years later she is still trying to destroy the man's wife blaming her for everything wrong in her life.

Watching this drama reminds me of some people who can't see the wrong they did. They blame others for their own downfall and will spend all the money they have to destroy someone they felt did them wrong. These people are narcissistic, a mental disorder that makes the person unable to recognize when they have erred. 

If you are reading this and this applies to you, please let 2017 be the year you change. Try getting past the old stuff and look forward to greater things happening in your life. Accept responsibility for your actions and move away from hate and malice.

Forgiveness is hard, but when the pain becomes just a memory, it will be just an experience. I have forgiven those who have hurt me. It's very tasking to live with unforgiveness in one's heart. It only hurts me and no one else. I urge those who have that grudge buried deep, to let it go and be happy. Imagine how happy you can be if you let it go. Those you hate are living life to the fullest while you are hurting yourself with malice.

Make peace with yourself, it's worth it.

Happy and prosperous 2017, and may the light of the Lord encompass you about as you seek to make the year a great one.

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Why Non-Americans Opinions Matter In The US 2016 Presidential Elections

I’m not American and my friends know me as a Jamaican national. I have never been to the United States and I don’t plan to in the near future. I had hoped a while back to visit, but given all that may happen, I’m not holding out hope.

Now, as a foreigner to my United States friends, I have seen where Americans are not happy when someone like me voices my opinions on the presidential race. What Americans do not realize is that what happens in the US happens to the rest of the world. Here are some reasons why your presidential race matters to the rest of us.

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His+Sacrifice+For+Love - January update

How A Mother Ruined Her Child

When I found out I cannot have kids I was devastated. For me, the world ended. After a few years I contemplated adopting but I wanted to bring a child into a stable home with perhaps a father figure. I had decided some years ago that I would not get married, though it had been a lifelong desire to have a husband and family. Due to the inadequacy I felt as a woman I was unable to love myself for a long time, and as a result, felt that no one would love me this way.

After very hard work on my confidence and self worth, I finally started to see myself as beautiful and still very sexy – all woman.

After basically giving up on searching for Mr. Right I decided, through a weird psychic encounter of my partner being someone from my past, I restarted a relationship with someone from my teen years. At first we just tested the waters to see what would happen but we ended up living together and started planning a wedding.

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Mosey Monday: Another Monday Mood

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As I sit at my computer my mind is a blur. I want nothing better than to just climb into bed and do nothing.

I am not procrastinating, though my mood results in procrastination. I think I am just tired. I feel sleepy and lazy.

As my mood suggests, I am moving in a mosey manner..lol Even the words I am typing are at a ‘mosey’ pace. I hope I can say that. There is no rush for me today. I am yawning a I type.

Before I end this post on a lazy note I must tell you that my dog Princess will give birth any day now and I want to experience it. I got to see our goats giving birth many times but never seen a dog do it.

On another very positive note. My client’s book is doing great. The reviews are wonderful and I am feeling a lot more confident about it. The reviews have somewhat motivated me.

So I am off to catch some nappy time. What’s your Monday mood?

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His+Sacrifice+For+Love - January update

I Am So Stupid!

Yes I am! Only someone who is stupid would keep doing this to herself. What is this?

I am a freelance Ghostwriter. I get jobs from Elance.com, Guru.com and oDesk.com. My favorite of the three is Guru.com.

Last December I took a job on Guru.com which I thought was going to be a walk through because the client provided a list of characters, story-line and setting. All I had to do was make the characters come alive and make the story real.

In the end the story seemed great, to everyone except for me. The challenge, however, was getting inside the characters’ heads. I found it quite difficult to relate to the main female because she wasn’t my idea. I just couldn’t connect with her so I ended up centering the story around the male POV, mostly.

It took me well over three months to complete a 30,000 word novella. Luckily the client was very patient and understood writers. Still, I was not happy about my performance because, though I liked the story idea, it was difficult to pen because of the limited creative freedom.

I was doing fine until the client started asking me to change stuff. I felt stifled and that’s where it went downhill. I lost that thing which makes a story click with me. Did I tell you I have two other books to do in this trilogy? Yes, woe is me!

I told myself I will only take jobs where the characters are totally my own, or at least 90%. But, here I am on a 30,000 word novella from Elance, where the client provides me everything, even a template to type into.

To me this kind of writing is too restrictive. I am a free style writer. It took me years to develop my own outline where I can work from, so it is quite difficult to work from someone else’s ideas.

This client even gave me a sample of a “writing style” that they think I should use, of course I ignored that because I gave then five work samples for them to get an idea of my own writing style. Apparently this client is not a writer and has no idea what creative writing is all about. No real writer would restrict another writer this way.

I don’t feel like I’m creating. I feel like a zombie, just going with whatever!

I feel stupid!

Luckily I am a determined and resilient person who don’t believe in giving up. I completed the first one with great reviews (see it on Amazon.com), and I intend to also complete this.

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